Apple Announce WWDC17

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Apple has announced its annual Worldwide Developer Conference 2017 and it will take place from the 5th until the 9th of June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.

The annual event is where Apple showcases its latest software and technologies for software developers. This year they are expected to unveil iOS 11, macOS 10.13 and possibly new watchOS and tvOS.

 Apple has changed the events location from San Francisco, where it’s been held since 2003, to San Jose, which Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller said the new location is “going to provide a great environment for developers attending the conference.”

This year’s WWDC17 attendance is expected to be up to 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers.

Of course, Apple isn’t giving anything anyway regarding software or technology that we are likely to see at the event on the WWDC official website, however the website does repeat their beliefs that -

“Technology alone is not enough.

Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world.”

So what can we expect from new iOS 11.

Here’s all the rumours regarding iOS 11 –

  • A floating keyboard – to make it a lot easier to type on a larger screen.
  • Siri with artificial intelligence - Siri is expect to gain more control over the device, will understand the human language better and have better chat capability.
  • Improved Apple Pay
  • Money transfer through iMessage
  • And as per usual a number of performance enhancers

Apple’s March Event:

Apple announced the dates for WWDC17 just a few weeks before the annual March event. Apple is rumoured to be announcing a new iPad Pro’s which will come in 4 sizes: 12.9 inch, 10.5 inch, 9.7 inch and 7.9 inch.

It is also rumoured that Apple will be releasing a red variant of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Apple is yet to send out invites for the March 2017 event but it is still expected to happen in late March. 

Luke Stanley