WWDC ‘16 Keynote Wrap Up

WWDC ‘16 Keynote Wrap Up

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage earlier today to kick of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Here is a quick summary of the major announcements from this year’s presentation. First of all, watchOS is getting some updates including a new dock and a feature called Scribble. Next, tvOS will be enhanced with better Siri integration and a much needed singl-sign-on feature. As was predicted previously, Mac OS X was renamed to macOS and the latest version, Sierra, will be available as a free upgrade before the end of the year. As was anticipated, Siri has officially made her way to the Mac along with several other improvements.

To round out the keynote, iOS 10 was demonstrated to the crowd. Apple’s latest mobile OS has a number of updates including a redesigned lock screen, as well as enhancements to Messages, Music, Photos, and Maps. These announcements leave Apple with 4 distinct operating systems across its line of products: macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Unfortunately, no new hardware was released during the event, but the company did unveil some major changes to Apple Music. Collectively, these things add up to a lot of announcements, but there wasn’t a lot of wow factor.

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