Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

These are the six big things Apple is announced today

Then again, Apple could hardly sit idle while other vendors released gear that's powerful enough to for professionals to work with virtual and augmented reality applications, so there was definitely a sense of urgency around the new hardware. Passengers who are just riding, and not driving, will have the ability to disable the feature. The Smart Keyboard accessory for the 10.5-inch is also full size, making it more comfortable to type on with large hands. The phone will block most notifications to reduce temptations behind the wheel. He said that iOS 10 had almost 96 per cent satisfaction with 86 per cent iPhone users installing the update as compared to only seven per cent Android users who installed Android Nougat - the latest version of Google's operating system.

The free iOS upgrade will be available in the fall.

Over the next few days, and certainly weeks, we can expect to see an avalanche of new iOS 11 tweaks and features coming down the pipeline as developers and enthusiasts continue to dissect Apple's latest mobile offering.

And for people who like graphics, there's now kaleidoscope face and Toy Story characters to make the watch's design more attractive.

The redesigned App Store is packed with original stories and editorial, updated daily in a new Today tab, as well as new Games. There are new Macs and iPads for those looking for new hardware.

The macOS High Sierra offers an all-new file system, support for High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and an update to Metal, Apple's advanced graphics technology.

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said the next Mac operating system will be named "High Sierra" in tribute to the California mountain range. Another Safari feature will stop video from automatically playing on websites.

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The HomePod is fully compatible with Apple's smart home platform HomeKit, which allows users to operate their thermostats, dim the lights, set sprinkler timers, and perform routine appliance switching functions. Categories, faces and favorites will be synchronized across devices. It's a mostly under-the-hood change, but users will notice a difference. If enabled, a reply saying "Urgent" will prompt you to take a look, though.

Drivers will still be able to use Apple CarPlay, of course, in cars that are equipped with it. Apple CarPlay is a vehicle interface specifically created to allow drivers to hear and respond to text messages using voice commands and to safely use other iPhone features while's available from a number of automobile manufacturers, including General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, BMW and Honda, and works through a computer screen in the auto. To bridge the gap, it's built a superpowered version of its all-in-one iMac that will be available in December.

Apple said that it is the fastest browser ever with features like autoplay blocking, intelligent tracking prevention that uses machine learning to block irritating content.

The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is slightly bigger than the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro and has a new high resolution screen that makes it easier to scroll and draw.

The iMac Pro sports a 27-inch Retina 4K display and powered by a 18-core Xeon processor with 128GB RAM and up to 4TB SSD.

"That iMac Pro really is bad ass", said Cook.

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