Apple’s Tim Cook is expected to unveil several new products and upgrades to software at the firm’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which gets underway on Monday.
The new hardware is expected to include an iPad as well as new MacBooks but there is a lot of interest in a standalone product to house the virtual assistant Siri.
In terms of software and operating systems we can expecting to hear more about iOS 11, as well as an upgrade for its MacOS, WatchOS and TV OS.
For those of you who don’t know, the WWDC is Apple’s annual conference that is held in California and is usually used as the platform to unveil new products and the latest systems.
On the first day, Apple chief Tim Cook will give his keynote speech which will outline Apple’s plans for the forthcoming year.
While the new iPhone 8 is not expected to make an appearance , here is what to expect from this year’s event:
Firstly, the iOS 11 is certain to make an appearance and will naturally come complete with the latest version of Siri, along with an update for Apple Music that focuses more on original video. Instagram rival Clips could make an appearance as well and perhaps an update for Apple Pay.
There have been rumblings for a while about Apple releasing a Siri Speaker to challenge Amazon’s Echo and Google Home.
Now it looks like the final product is ready to be unveiled. Latest rumours claim the Siri speaker will offer all the smart connectivity from the Amazon and Google rivals but with a better speaker offering improved audio listening
The MacBook range also looks likely to be updated to fight off competition from Microsoft and their Surface range. The MacBook Pro will come with the latest Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processors, while both the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Air are expected to get updates.
Earlier this year prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Quo predicted new releases for 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch iPads. The 9.7-inch version was released earlier this year so maybe the rest of the range will get updated too?
Apple is also expected to update WatchOS and TVOS.