Apple’s yearly WWDC conference finally happened and boss man Tim Cook is showing off what the company has been up to this year. While we won’t get any news on the iPhone 8 until September, Apple did come through with a brand new product, and a ton of updates to make its mainstays even more poppin’.
Check out CASSIUS’ favorite announcements from Apple’s 2017 WWDC below.
Introducing the Home Pod
Yup, Apple is getting in on the whole voice-powered-speaker game that Amazon and Google have been bogarting for the past two years. And in typical Apple steeze, aesthetic is everything. The speaker, which comes standard with Siri, is a beautiful stocky chunk of metal that’ll run you $348, and is ready for any Drake or Playboi Carti song you throw at it.
iOS 11 Is On The Way
As expected, a lot of WWDC’s keynote time was dedicated to the new iPhone features. iOS 11 boasts a new control center that’s way more intuitive and the Apple Music app is getting yet another overhaul. Oh, and you can delete any Venmo-like apps because Apple Pay lets you send money to friends now. Drivers will also have way less distractions, since the “Do Not Disturb” feature has been upgraded to fade a lot of those hard-to-ignore requests to black. But there is a catch: You’ll have to wait a few more months to completely change your life. iOS 11 doesn’t roll out until September. Welp.
A New iPad Pro Is Coming
iPad sales may be down year over year, but Apple still came through with the re-up. The iPad Pro, with a hefty price tag of $649, debuted with a 10.5 inch screen. The OG iPad Pro had a 9.7-inch screen, but Apple wanted to make it even bigger so it’s the perfect size for displaying virtual keyboard. If you’re not ready to drop that much on an iPad, you can cop last year’s for the bargain price of $329.
An Update Is Coming To The Apple Watch
That Apple watch you just got for graduation, your birthday or Christmas, is about to be even more lit. The hi-tech accessory’s update will have a new feature called GymKit, which syncs to workout equipment.
The Souped-Up iMac Pro
Power to the Pro. Some people still love desktop Apple computers, and the Cupertino-based company proved it heard consumers loud and clear when it unveiled the powerful new iMac Pro. Made for those who do graphic-intense work, like film makers and coders, the brand also offers an upgraded graphics chip. The base price is $5,000, but hey, quality costs.