Apple WWDC 2017: How to Watch and What to Expect

Whelp, June 5th is finally here. This means that WWDC, Apple’s yearly developers conference, is just about to kick off. And every year, CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to host the keynote, this time taking place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. The keynote starts at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and can be streamed here for those of you using Safari via iOS or macOS or Microsoft’s Edge browser on Windows 10.

So what’s about to go down during 2017’s WWDC keynote? Well, a lot of things. First and foremost, we’re getting iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4, all software updates for Apple’s various devices. We’re also getting upgraded MacBooks with fresh specs for 2017, while the main focus of the keynote is expected to be oriented towards the smart home.

Why? Because Apple’s finally expected to unveil its highly anticipated competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. It’s unclear what it may be called, but the media has at least referred to it as the Siri speaker. It’s expected to focus sharply on high sound quality while costing more than both the Echo and Google Home, probably around $199 or so. We also believe it’ll feature a Mac Pro-type body but with a mesh-like outer layer. Of course, details remain scarce at this point in time, but we’ll soon learn all the facts and therefore be able to say more.

All of this and more will be unveiled during WWDC 2017 so stay tuned to MBEDDED for the latest.