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Here Are the Announcements That “Didn’t” Excite Me At Apple’s WWDC Event.

Yesterday, Apple came, announced, won hearts and left others with broken hearts especially with the iOS 11 features. Even though the iOS 11 brings a lot of features on board, it seems the iPad has majority of the cool features. For example, you get the multitasking ability that lets users pull up an app from the dock and drag it onto the screen to split the screen. Other generic features include improved Siri, phone-to-phone payments within iMessage (not relevant in Nigeria, for now) a control center that collates all functions in one place. There is the “Do Not Disturb while Driving” feature that knows when users are driving. Then there is the upgraded Photos app that can create collages of pictures and videos called Memories and uses AI to spot key moments such as anniversaries.

For those wondering, the Files app is indeed available for both iPhone and the iPad.

Now, another interesting announcement is this:

 

Sorry, this:

Yes, that is the HomePod, Apple’s foray into the smart speaker market, a market that is currently dominated by Google’s Google home and Amazon’s Echo. According to Apple, the HomePod will deliver a next-level listening experience thanks to an array of features including Apple’s A8 chip  (the chip that powers the latest iPhones). However, getting one would set you back by $359.

I guess the price tag drained all the excitement I had.

Now, even though I don’t intend to buy the new Macbook Pro (Because, no $2000 in the account), I was still expecting to see something groundbreaking. Although the new MacBook Pro comes with Kaby Lake chips and other minor features, they provide little reason to upgrade, especially if you own the 2016 variant.

Then, there is the iMac Pro (This excited me, though) — which is the most powerful Mac Apple has ever made. It has processors up to 22 teraflops and memory up to 128GB including 4 terabytes of storage. It even has a keyboard and trackpad to match. All of which you get at a starting price of  $5000.

Now,  Sierra also gets an upgrade — the macOS High Sierra. It does come with a couple of updates especially when it comes to graphics support,  but it is clear that the iOS 11 outshined the MacOS this year.

Another announcement that didn’t even get a stir me up is the new iPad 10.5 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro. One major feature is that it allows the display of a full-size onscreen keyboard and enables users to attach a full-size Smart Keyboard.

However:

Same old design!
No 3D touch!
No OLED display! And
No Matt /Jet black option.
So:

Other not-so-worthy mentions include TVOS, WatchOS, and ARKit (A dev kit to help developers make the leap to AR).

That is that, people! What are your thoughts?

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18 comments on “Here Are the Announcements That “Didn’t” Excite Me At Apple’s WWDC Event.

  1. emmaedeh says:

    Lack of innovation, same minor iterations, I have wanted to ask cook when is a touch OS coming to Mac?

  2. Bode says:

    Misstechy, why wasn’t anything said about iPhone8 or whatever it would be called at the WWDC17?😮

  3. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

    All the developer conferences this year; https://media.giphy.com/media/26FxCOdhlvEQXbeH6/giphy.gif
    Waste of my time/MB.
    MissTechy did you just use tissue to describe the HomePod?😂😂

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      Trying to find that one product I imagine others​ would want to rip off from all they announced yesterday. Can’t see any. Literally NOTHING. Instead it feels like APPL are the ones playing catch-up.
      Times, truly have changed under Tim Cook. #Hack

  4. Edward Laveed says:

    🍎 Apple WWDC keynote just completed. Here are your Apple Updates🍎

    📺 Apple’s tvOS will support Amazon video

    ⌚ watchOS: Siri watch face, more fitness related updates (will sync directly with gym equipment), improved music player.

    💻 macOS: Next update to be called High Sierra.

    💻 Next version of Safari to be more privacy conscious. Autoplay blocking! No more ads following you!

    💻 Mail to have better search, better photos app: more editing tools.

    💻 New Apple File System APFS: 64-bit, safe and secure, native encryption, ultra responsive

    💻 New H.265 video encoding, 40% better compression.

    💻 Better video performance with new GPU Metal 2.

    💻 New iMac with better display: 500 nits, 43% brighter; 10-bit dithering, with up to 1 billion colors. 7th Gen Kaby Lake processor. Higher memory limits. Fusion drive on all machines. USB-C+thunderbolt support.

    💻 Every configuration in new iMac line gets graphic bump. 21.5” with 4K display. 27” iMac. 5.5 Teraflops of graphics compute with new Radeon Pro GPUs.

    💻 Macbook Pro: SSDs and faster graphics to 15-inch MBP. New configuration of 13-inch MBP that starts up $1299.

    💻 Announces *New iMac Pro* Workstation-class performance into 5K iMac design. 8-Core to 18-Core Xeon Processor inside. Radeon Vega GPU with up to 128GB ECC memory. Up to 4TB of 3GB/s SSD. 4xThunderbolt 3. 10Gb Ethernet.

    📱 iOS: New look for iMessage. Support for translations in Siri. Siri gets smarter about what you’re doing on the phone. Apple Pay Coming to iMessage for Person-to-Person Payments

    📱 iOS: New camera features. new photos app.

    📱 iOS: Major redesign of control center.

    📱 iOS: Lock screen and notifications unified.

    📱 Maps. Internal maps, directory, and search, and browse by floor. Speed limit and lane guidance for navigation. Do Not Disturb Screen for Driving. Will auto-respond to calls.

    🏠 Homekit: Speakers supported. Multi room audio throughout iOS.

    :music: Apple Music: Now check what your friends are listening to.

    📱 App Store: 500 million weekly visitors to App Store. 180 billion downloads to date. $70 billion paid out to developers.

    📱 App Store to be completely redesigned.

    📱 New tools for developers to better integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning across their apps. NLP, face detection etc APIs.

    📱 AR features coming to iPhone. Starting with new ARKit for developers to integrate AR into their apps.

    📱 iPad: new iPad Pro with 10.5 inch screen. Updated displays that adjust colors based on the room. Better support for the Apple Pencil stylus. Faster processors. Same camera as iphone. 10 hr battery life. 10.5″ model starts at $649.

    📱 iOS11 for iPad to get major overhaul. Better keyboard. New drag-n-drop across apps. New app switcher. New app called Files, across Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and others.

    📱 iOS11 will have deep integration with Apple Pencil. Markup documents and notes with pencil. Handwriting recognition.

    🔊 *One More Thing* Introduces *HomePod: Apple Speakers*. To compete with Amazon Echo. Looks like a smaller, fuzzier Mac Pro. Comes in Black and White. Integrated with Apple Music, great audio, knows about its environment. Will ship later this year. 7″ tall, covered in mesh, has 7-beam-forming tweeters. Real-time acoustic modeling, audio beam-forming, and echo cancellation.

    🔊 HomePod: Adjusts its music output depending on where it is placed, which room, what surface etc. Siri, so you can talk to the HomePod. Siri will compete with Alexa and Google to be the home assistant. Good luck Apple! HomePod will cost *$349* To compare: Google Home costs $129, Amazon Echo costs $179.

    🕰 This keynote presentation lasted over 2 hours. We’re sorry if we fell asleep during parts of it. This is just way too long of a presentation. 😆

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      Those announcements, All a croc of shit💩💩

    2. Stiiz says:

      Thanks for posting this candid list!
      Might i ask where you got/copied it from?
      Or you compiled yourself?

  5. Jerry Skiby says:

    Indeed google I/O is far better and exciting compare to Apple so called WWDC17 .. I am still a google fan boi , Google everything..

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      Nope, I/O wasn’t any better. ’twas boring as shit. Same thing with BUILD
      😔😔

      1. Emerson says:

        And you prefer Apple WWDC,? Coz all I heard was a load of the shit we already had, save from iOS11(the name alone and not the features accompanied with it)

        1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

          TBQH, I preferred the WWDC keynote than both BUILD and I/O combined cus you know, APPL actually announced things. But overall, all Dev conferences were underwhelming.

  6. Emerson says:

    Miss, by 128gb of memory you dont mean RAM do you? And whats a Teraflop. The last time I heard that was on the GTX 1080

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      In computing, floating point operations per second (FLOPS) is a measure of computer performance, useful in fields of scientific computations that require floating-point calculation.
      Hence, teraflop = trillion 10^12 floating point operations per second.

  7. Pozaa says:

    The only thing I like about Apple is just their security. IOS has a lot restrictions. Android is an open-source but very vulnerable.

  8. Kachi Ojieh says:

    What should i say about WWDC17? Apple keep trying, your time will come. I was busy and couldn’t write about all this on my blog. If the outcome was this, i don’t regret not writing it.

  9. Emerson says:

    Now thats the headstart I need, Thanks. So FLOPS are like the instructions the computer can carry out in a second and 22TERAFLOPS….. Thats Huge. Wiki here I come

  10. Pwilliams says:

    and now that’s what I call a “monster computer”…..22 incredible teraflops!

  11. Y’all jumping on iOS calling this development as minor iterations is as crazy as someone that takes out a minus from a problem because he believes it’ll makes the problems longer than it should be.

    You see, those minor iterations might be useless for now as some of you said, but what about in ten years.

    When iPhone removed from their smartphone what had made blackberry popular. Many thought the iPhone is doomed to fall.

    Fast forward some years after and everybody is craving for a full touch screen smartphone that’s highly responsive.

    Tell that to Samsung who made an eye Sensor that was made as a video feature but now adopted as a security feature.

    Now all with all this rant, what I’m trying to say is not to invalidate your points. However, Technology is a marathon, you’ll never know, perhaps in the future. So is it with these features they can be tad useless for now, but can be reinvented to something different in a special way.

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