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New iOS, Siri Speakers & More Expected at Apple’s WWDC Tonight 

What is Tim Cook hiding in this goodie bag this year?

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Apple WWDC event will take place next week. (Photo Courtesy: Apple)

Techies across the world are keenly anticipating what Apple’s moves at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017.

Starting later this month, the regular drill at the WWDC includes a preview of the new iOS version, what the new Mac OS will be called, and more goodies that excite the developers (after all, that’s who the event caters to).

When is the WWDC in 2017?

Apple WWDC 2017 will take place from 5 June to 9 June, according to the event page. The keynote will be hosted by Tim Cook, CEO, Apple on 5 June at 10:30 PM.

The Quint will be live from the event, taking you through the developments at the keynote.

Here’s a quick look at what we think will make headlines in the coming week.

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Siri-Powered Speakers

Amazon, Microsoft and Google have one already, so it comes as no surprise that Apple wants to chip in with its own voice-assisted device. The supposed Siri-enabled speaker is expected to make its mark at the WWDC 2017 next week, giving developers enough time to focus on making content for the product.

Time for Apple to enter with its speaker. (Photo: Amazon)
Time for Apple to enter with its speaker. (Photo: Amazon)

Products like Echo and Google Home have shown us the capability of voice-enabled assistant devices, and experts believe that’s where the future is headed. But with Apple, there’s hope that voice and video could make a double-decker entry.

Also Read: Voice-Assisted Speakers Are the Future, but Are We Ready for Them?

Amazon’s already shown us a glimpse of such devices with the upgraded Amazon Echo. Apple could make it even more crucial for the industry.

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MacBook Refresh

This one is a 50-50 rumour, so we’ll see if the hardware refresh is something that Apple would want to invest on. Especially when everyone would like to know what new features are being added to the next Mac OS version.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro comes with Touch Bar. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>/@2<a href="https://twitter.com/2shar">shar</a>)
Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro comes with Touch Bar. (Photo: The Quint/@2shar)

The cries for a MacBook reboot (definitely with its design) have been getting louder, but will Apple let the MacBook steal the thunder, that too at WWDC 2017? We’ll know soon.

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Apple Watch 3

Compared to the MacBook, we think there are better chances of Apple outing the third generation Apple Watch. There hasn’t been much talk about the upgrade, but Tim Cook trying out a glucose monitoring tool only heightened our anticipation for a ‘one more thing’ kind of announcement at the WWDC.

Will Apple show the Watch Series 3? (Photo: Reuters)
Will Apple show the Watch Series 3? (Photo: Reuters)

Wearables haven’t been a hit with consumers yet, but we’d be keen to see if Apple has any plans to change that.

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