After an action packed 2 and a half hours of announcements here are all the highlights from todays WWDC Keynote…


iOS 11

Messages now sync’d in iCloud

Apple pay – person to person in Messages

New Siri Voice & Beta translate feature

HECV takes 3x less space for Videos

HEIF replaces JPG for 2x better compression for stills

New customisable control Centre

Floor plans added to maps for Airports & Malls

Lane guidance and speed limits added to Maps

New Do Not Disturb while driving feature

Airplay 2 brings multi-room speaker control to Apple Home

New redesigned app Store

New machine learning APIs for developers

New ARKit for Augmented reality features

Public beta available later this month

Free to all this Autumn

iPad Pro

Most popular 9.7″ model replaced with new 10.5″ iPad Pro

40% smaller Bezels, weighs 1lb.

Brighter displays with ‘Pro Motion’ 120Hz refresh rate

6 core A10X CPU up to 30x performance increase

12 core GPU up to 4ox performance increase

New Cameras

USB 3 support

Charges twice as fast

Base model doubled to 64Gb

New Dock & app switcher plus Drag and Drop

New files App

New in document scanner in notes app

Order today – ship next week

Mac OS

MacOS “High Sierra”

Safari update for speed and will  block advertiser tracking

Photos improvements & 3rd party photo books

HFS replaced with APFS

H.265 HEVC support in software and accelerated in newer hardware

Metal 2 brings up to 10x improvements in graphics performance

Metal 2 also used for machine learning tasks & VR

Metal 2 support for external Graphics

Public beta available later this month

Free to all this Autumn


New “Breakthrough home Speaker”

Think Sonos plus Amazon Echo

7″ tall covered in 3D Mesh

Array of 7 beam-forming tweeters

4″ Upward facing Woofer

A8 CPU on board

“Spacial Awareness” conforms to room dynamics

6 built in microphones for Siri smart assistance

Voice control of HomeKit devices

Includes HomeKit base for control outside the home

$349 White or space Grey

Ships December starting in USA, UK & Australia. other countries to follow.

Mac Hardware

New iMacs with improved displays

Kaby Lake CPUs

Available with up to 64GB RAM

New SSDs up to 50% faster (up to 2TBs)

Thunderbolt 3

Much faster Graphics Performance

MacBooks also move to Kaby Lake

All shipping today

Sneak peak of space grey ‘iMac Pro’ coming December

Most powerful Mac ever

up to 18 core Xeon CPUs & Radeon Vega GPU

up to 128GB RAM & up to 4TB SSD

Built in 10Gb Ethernet


“Incredible growth” this year

watchOS 4 previewed

New Siri face intelligently displays the info you need next

New kaleidoscope & toy story Faces

Workout app improvements

2-way comms with new gym equipment

Music app on watch improved

Erscheint diesen Herbst


Amazon Prime video coming to the TV app and Apple TV later this year

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