Apple WWDC 2017 Day 1: Major things that Apple announced

- Apple announced a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a refreshed 12.9-inch model on Monday, June 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. However, this year, it wasn't just their signature statement but something Apple did mean.

The company has paid out more than $70 billion to developers and given that 160 billion apps have been downloaded to date, it's clear Apple sees this as a strength of its business going forward. If you have any handwritten text or characters in Notes, it's now possible to search for them through machine learning that analyzes your written text.

Apple also announced that watchOS 4, the next version of its smartwatch platform, will arrive in September.

The latest version of macOS christened High Sierra, is the successor to Sierra, which was announced a year ago.

Apple has also introduced new Mac's ensuring that the complaints regarding Mac's being left behind is not the case anymore.

High Sierra can also automatically block auto-playing video and will deploy machine learning in an attempt to minimise the amount of ad-tracking information shared between sites.

The company also announced updates to its entire MacBook line giving its laptops more powerful specifications in the form of the latest Intel chips. Apple says that the new iPad has up to 30% faster CPU speeds, and a 40% bump in GPU grunt over the previous-gen A9 processor. Also, iMac 4K Retina now moves to discrete graphics, which makes it three times faster than the previous generation.

Apple has updated its iPad Pro range with the all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. In addition to exciting new features incorporated into the latest flagship devices, the upcoming iOS 11 - with Apple calling it "the largest iOS release for iPad ever" - will also add new updates to the tablets, making them feel more professional.

There will also be a new Translation feature, which will support Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish to start with, but will get bigger as time goes on.

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said. Earlier Apple Pay transactions could be done only with businesses and institutions.

Called "HomePod", the wireless speaker delivers wonderful audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.

Apple's Echo competitor is a Siri-powered smart speaker that will allow you to play music, check the traffic, control you smart lights, query sports scores and more.

The "HomePod" speaker unveiled Monday is similar to devices from rivals, some of which have been on the market for years.

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