Posted on Sat 18 June 2016

Notes taken while watching WWDC 2017

Table of Contents

  1. Watch OS4 (free in fall 2017)
  2. Mac (macOS High Sierra)
    1. Safari
    2. Mail
    3. Photos
    4. Filesystem = Apple File System
    5. H.265
    6. Metal 2 (gpu driver)
    7. iMac
    8. MacBook
    9. iMac Pro…
  3. iOS 11
    1. Messages
    2. Apple Pay
    3. Siri
    4. Camera / Photos
    5. Control Center
    6. Maps
    7. Home Kit
    8. Music
    9. App Store
    10. AR Kit
  4. iPad
    1. iPad Pro (new)

Watch OS4 (free in fall 2017)

  • New music app
  • Playlist support?!
  • 'Intelligent' Siri watchface
  • Can view stunning photos! (but why?)

Mac (macOS High Sierra)

Safari

  • Autoplay blocking
  • Tracking prevention

Mail

  • Now uses Spotlight
  • Split view for composing
  • 35% less disk space for storing mail

Photos

  • Synchronized facial recognition
  • Editing (easier desaturation…yay)

Filesystem = Apple File System

  • 64 bit
  • Native encryption

H.265

  • Hardware acceleration in new macs

Metal 2 (gpu driver)

  • 10x draw call throughput
  • Challenging system ui elements and animations are now on metal and 'buttery smooth'
  • Support for external graphics through thunderbolt
  • VR support (Steam VR)
  • Unity and Unreal engines porting to mac

iMac

  • Displays = 500 nits, 10-bit dithering
  • Kaby Lake
  • 32 - 64GB ram
  • Fusion Drive?
  • 2x Thunderbolt 3
  • Iris Graphics to Radeon Pro 580

MacBook

  • Kaby Lake

iMac Pro…

  • 8-Core/10-Core/18-Core Xeon
  • Radeon Vega
  • 128GB ECC memory
  • 4 Thunderbolt
  • 10GiB Ethernet
  • Starts at $5000

iOS 11

Messages

  • Apps and stickers…
  • Messages in iCloud (weren't they before?)

Apple Pay

  • Person to person payments

Siri

  • Updated voice (male voice)
  • Translation beta (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Knows 'What you want next', privacy concerns
  • Synced accross devices

Camera / Photos

  • HEVC (H.265)
  • JPEG to HEIV
  • Identifies objects
  • Can make gifs now
  • Long exposure from video

Control Center

  • Single page
  • Still not customizable
  • Requires 3D touch to do anything
  • Worse notification swipe thing

Maps

  • Mall floor plans for specific malls in cities
  • Floor plans for major airports
  • Lane guidance / speed limit
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving (blank screen)

Home Kit

  • Airplay 2

Music

  • Social aspect (what are my friends listening to)

App Store

  • Games has its own tab

AR Kit

iPad

iPad Pro (new)

  • 10.5 inch with slimmer bezels, 600 nits, 120 Hz
  • 1 lb
  • 20 ms latency on pencil
  • 64GB base storage
  • Redesigned App switcher/launcher
  • Drag and drop now supported
  • New app "Files", basically Finder on mac