Apple unveils VR features on Mac, new iPhone software

Elizabeth Williams
June 7, 2017

After the fanfare and slick PR dies down, the actual changes in Apple software updates are usually pretty negligible. The new device is said to be the key for Apple to rekindle its connection with professional users who are dismayed by the lack of updates to its Mac Pro since 2013. Although Apple Watch has emerged as the leader in its technological niche, it hasn't become a smash hit like the iPhone or the iPad - at least until tablet sales started declining.

However, it seems like this year Apple is focusing on the productivity for the iPad with this new iOS 11.

Now, if you want to properly look after both the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro 10.5, the new leather sleeve is the way to go, with a "soft microfiber lining" and snug slot for the writing and drawing accessory, all for the price of $129, the same shades as above available already.

Apple will later this year release a "HomePod" music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people´s lives.

The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience, praising the Apple developer community which already has 16 million registered developers and added three million previous year.

Whatever you conclude from the above videos, keep one thing in mind: iOS 11 is strictly beta software at this point in time.

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Cook also announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year. Before, transactions had been limited to products and services from businesses and institutions.

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The devices are powered by Apple's A10X Fusion chip and are said to be 30 per cent faster than the outgoing models. Likewise, the screen offers support for the wide P3 color gamut and HDR playback at up to 600 nits of brightness.

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook.

The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful to you at a given point in time. "We listened. Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year".

The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. It will also be possible to exchange data between gym equipment and the watch. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality "experiences", although the company didn't announce any consumer VR products.

MacBook Pros will be shipped with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs. The device will work with a user's Apple Music subscription.

But worldwide travelers will likely appreciate the fact that Siri will be able to translate English words and phrases into Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

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