What to Expect at WWDC 2017: Software Updates, Mac Notebook Refresh, New iPad Pro, Siri Speaker Possible

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday morning, with a keynote event that starts at 10:00 a.m. This year's event promises to be exciting, because alongside new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, there are also rumors suggesting we're going to see several hardware updates.

    New Mac notebooks are likely to be unveiled, and there's apparently a 70 percent chance we'll see the much-rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a 50 percent chance Apple will use the event to introduce its Siri speaker, designed to compete with the Amazon Echo.

    Check out the video and list below for an extensive overview of what we expect to see introduced at the event.


    iOS 11
    We've heard little about iOS 11 ahead of its debut, so many of the features in the newest version of iOS will come as a surprise. iOS 11 is expected to feature a redesigned interface, with the first major system-wide design changes since iOS 7, but what it will look like is up in the air.

    Apple has been rumored to be working on some major updates to Siri, and the company has purchased several AI and machine learning startups, so it's possible iOS 11 will introduce expanded Siri capabilities. One feature that's been rumored is Siri integration with additional types of third-party apps, expanding beyond the existing categories of ride booking, messaging, photo search, payments, VoIP calling, and fitness.


    Rumors have suggested the update will include support for group FaceTime calls for the first time, a feature many have wanted for years, and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has said iOS 11 is going to include a new version of the Music app that "better showcases video" as Apple prepares to launch its first original Apple Music TV show, Carpool Karaoke.

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  2. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    It is kinda crazy how very little has leaked about iOS 11 so far. Usually there's a fair amount of stuff this close to WWDC that's been leaked. At this point, it feels that with everything set to be shown, iOS 11 may be taking a backseat, especially if a lot of it can't be revealed until the new iPhones. Either that or we are in for a lot of surprises on Monday from iOS 11.
  3. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Regarding the iPads, the 10.5" will be larger than the current 9.7", and that mockup image isn't accurate. There will be a 12.9".

    I'm excited for surprises with software though, and the possible new magic keyboard.
  4. RobbyIdol macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    I would have considered iOS 10 a pretty major design upgrade, but I guess it wasn't as 'radical' of a change as 7 was from 6. I wonder if iOS 11 will really look that different, or if it will just have more emojis and widgets.

    I'll believe 11 is as big of a visual change as iOS 7 when 3rd party app makers are scrambling to update the look of their icons again!
  5. Dozer_Zaibatsu macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2017
    North America
  6. MallardDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2014
    Maybe there aren't any new features and they've devoted the past year to fixing the plethora of bugs that they've introduced since adopting the forced-march upgrade cycle?

    Unfortunately about as likely as Loki and Thor moving in together and do a reprise of Oscar and Felix on the next reboot of the Odd Couple.

    At least one of those would be a welcome surprise :)
    --- Post Merged, Jun 2, 2017 ---
    10.13 "Fresno"?
  7. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
  8. NokX macrumors member


    Mar 12, 2003
    Knoxville, TN
    If there's an update to Apple TV and the Mac Mini I'll be happy.
  9. truthertech macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2016

  10. FactVsOpinion, Jun 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017

    FactVsOpinion macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2012
    Video ends with, "[You'll] see [me] after the keynote?" How? o_O That's creepy! ;)
  11. egdiroh macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2004
    It's too bad those new mac product IDs were ALL for desktops.
  12. b11051973 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2006
    I've got unlimited data again. So, I'll be able to have the keynote on while I'm at work. Hooray!!
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    All I want is a macbook update hopefully with 16gb ram as an option. and a redesign to iOS 11 would be nice to see.

    This is the first time I am ever off from work on the day of an apple event so it will be cool to watch a live keynote for the first time ever. I'll be on a flight to vegas with wi-fi so that should be nice.
  14. ChazSch macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2014
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  15. RealKrS macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2007
    The fact that I don't give a crap about the WWDC 17 is making me sad and upset. I miss how it used to make me feel, the anticipation, and excitement, knowing that it was approaching...
  16. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Lol @ redesigning the music app to bring more focus to video.

  17. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    This is the first WWDC I've actually been excited about in a while. Really hope there's some good hardware :)
  18. busyscott macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2015
    I would love to see a true surprise, like new Apple TV hardware or details on the new Mac Pro.
  19. Relentless Power, Jun 2, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    You mean disappointment.... for you. Not everybody has that mindset or negativity that needs to entail following WWDC. Others look forward to seeing what new OS will bring to Apples lineup. And more so, it's not just a about Apple, as much as it is the developers. And if any hardware does launch and is announced, it's merely a bonus.
  20. toph2toast macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    I don't know how to feel about WWDC, especially about iOS 11. As others have mentioned, there haven't been a lot of leaks. Is this because there just isn't anything noteworthy, or because they finally kept a lid on it? I guess I'm cautiously optimistic...
  21. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
  22. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Good video as always, thanks!

    For one such as myself that has moved away from closely following what's going on this is helpful
  23. csurfr macrumors 68020

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Any ideas as to where I might find the desktop picture used in the " MacOS 10.13" photo (land and ocean)?

  24. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm looking forward to Monday because there is very little we know especially on the software side. No leaked screen shots of anything.

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