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Brian Tong here.
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This week it's all about everything we expect to see at the Worldwide Developer's Conference on Monday, June the 5th.
And are you all ready for this?
Now, I've got to say, this is one of the more exciting WWDCs, to me, because we really don't know too much about what's coming.
The Iphone 8 is Apple's worst kept secret and we'll find out more about that in September, but at wwdc17 Apple has a real chance to surprise us.
Now taking center stage will be Apple's operating system and IOS can give us some insight into what the Iphone might be doing.
But we haven't seen or heard much at all, so here are some of the things that I hope to see in IOS, now the biggest focus.
It has to be on Siri.
Apple had the first phone with the voice assistant with the iPhone 4S back in 2011, but what has happened since then?
An AI that really didn't get much smarter over six years, incremental feature updates, and integration with a few thrid party apps finally just happened.
But the fact is Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are better, and Apple completely lost its leap and has to do better.
Like a whole lot better now WWDC is really where they can start it needs to be a whole new Siri and not just a voice assistant with a few tack on features.
Which is what they have done in the past the ecosystem host will be nice but it needs to be a completely smarter and better Siri which basically doesnt feel like todays Siri at all.
But the product that could really surprise you with serious improvements is Apple's rumoured Siri based speaker.
Reports say the device will feature excellent sound with seven tweeters and a sub woofer with the Apple's premium feel and you know what, their price tag.
Ca Ching Ca Ching.
Apple leaker Sunny Dickson says it will take design ques from the Mac pro and have a concave top with controls, and a mesh speaker, and added Apple will market as a Siri Air Play device that will carry some form of Beats technology.
Now Bill Schiller recently criticized the Echo and Dot products because they don't have screens which tells you he believes the iPhone is the best assistant and he makes a good point except Siri in it's current state just isn't good enough.
Now, you can't even do multiple timers with Siri right now.
Did you guys know this?
So, let's say you're cooking a meal that typically requires multiple timers for different things.
Siri can handle only a single one.
That needs to change.
Okay, let's get back to iOS 11 stuff.
Dark Mode was rumored back in iOS 10 and never came to be, so come on, let's bring is on in iOS 11.
That's an easy one.
There's also the fact that the iPad has a split view that makes it more useful so why not bring some of that flavor to IOS 11 which will be perfect with the new big screen iPhones.
And does Apple still really believe only people with the iPhone plus sizes wanna use their phone horizontally.
I want a horizontal support for all phones and dear lord, please bring landscape mode to the music player already.
Now, when we're talking about iOS 11, we have to talk about the iPad Pro.
I know it's a pipe dream that will most likely never happen, but this concept video from Ax Stories shows up dragging and dropping capabilities, the access to a shelf for a copy and pasted content, and even better, file management with a finder type layout for the iPad Pro.
This is really a dream come true People told me after I first showed it to you all, keep dreaming.
And will multiuser support ever see the light of day for the iPad?
Please, it's 2017 Apple.
All right reports claim there's a strong chance we'll see the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro.
That's still more in size than 9.7 inch one but with a bigger screen due to it's smaller bezel.
We'll most likely see an improved processor, better cameras, and possibly a second generation Apple pencil.
You know the New bells and whistles for WatchOS and TVos, but again on the software side a lot of has been kept under wraps.
So it's really up to Apple to wow us there.
Now MacOS will forever live in our hearts.
But another WWDC means a new version.
We haven't heard a single nugget about the new MacOS, so not really a single thing.
We know there will be an update so we'll see how they might take continuity to the next level.
And we've also heard rumors since last year of group face time video calls.
Can you also make that happen already.
And the last piece of hardware where we're expecting to see updates is the Macbook family.
Bloomberg reports Apple plans to announce a new MacBook, MacBook Pro and possibly even a MacBook Air.
Now the MacBook Pro is expected to get the faster [UNKNOWN] Intel processors.
The report says Apple is also believed to be working on a new version of the 12 inch MacBook With a faster intel chip that has yet to be revealed.
Now sales of Apple's cheapest laptop, the MacBook Air, still remains strong and Apple is considering keeping it alive with an update as well.
So, look at all this.
That's everything we expect to see at WWDC.
Obviously, new iOS, MacOS, watchOS, and tvOS.
As for hardware, it's new MacBooks
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