These are the six big things Apple is announced today

Cook promised updates to each of Apple's operating systems - for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, mobile devices and computers - plus some additional announcements that he promises will be "major". The event - WWDC 2017 - was actually meant for developers and the software like the iOS 11 and macOS was supposed to be the highlight of it. In addition, Apple's tvOS and watchOS received minor updates.

The new iPad Pro also has the support for fast charging and it is said to get a 10-hour battery life. It's been ages since users of Apple TV are waiting for the Amazon services.

Apple also showed a sneak peek into a new all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro.

Apple is also updating the operating software for its Apple Watch, including new watch faces, more personalized alerts that use machine learning to tailor information to you based on your routines and tastes. Apple usually doesn't do this but may be a lot of pro users are fleeing the Apple camp so by announcing the Mac Pro at WWDC 2017, the company hoped to entice them. Apple says that it will come with 18-core Into Xeon processor, Radeon Pro Vega graphics card, up to 128GB RAM and up to 4TB storage.

And yes, the iMac Pro comes in space grey, just so that you can have a workstation where from your iPhone to iPad to the iMac all have the matching grey colour. The Apple Pay has got a new and much-needed feature- users can now make P2P payments with Apple Pay. The MacBook Air's been given a modest upgrade to a 1.8Ghz Core i5, leaving it trailing similarly svelte laptops. And yes, you can control the speaker by saying "Hey Siri"! The design is quite cool and the speaker will be available at a starting price of $349, which is quite pricier compared to something like Google Home.

Speaking at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) here late on Monday, CEO Tim Cook said this year "it is going to be the best and biggest WWDC ever".

The new free software which will be the iOS 11 is expected to be out in September, when apple releases the iPhone's. The new iOS also features a new keyboard that gives access to punctuation features by flicking down on keys, allowing for faster typing. Now don't you all want that? The macOS Sierra's upgraded version will be called as macOS High Sierra.

There's also a new ARKit that will apparently let developers build augmented reality apps for iPads and iPhones.

Both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro have been updated with the same advanced technologies. iPad Pro is the ideal device to shoot, edit and share pro-quality photos and videos. Multitasking will also be a joy - you'll be able to pull open apps directly from the dock and snap them in place at the side of the screen. The big news with the new iPads is there display that now comes with 120GHz refresh rate. The new 10.5in iPad Pro starts from US$649 and is available to order today from in flavours of 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Some of the updates include a new app drawer for finding iMessage apps and stickers, new integrations for Apple Pay, a Siri translation beta, drag-and-drop for iPad, and more.

Apple also revealed improvements for watchOS 4. Apple is leaning into artificial intelligence (AI) with improved machine learning and on-device learning aimed at making Siri more predictive and proactive. It also enhanced its workout app to, for instance, support high intensity interval training.

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