WWDC 2017 highlights
WWDC 2017 highlights

WWDC 2017: What to Expect from Apple for iPad, iOS this Year?

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled for June 5th – 9th, 2017 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center to showcase  several new add-ons and revamping of the next generation operating system, iOS 11, for iPhones and iPad, before the MacPro version hits the market.

Since Apple is likely to unveil a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro at WWDC-2017, it may also showcase some iPad-specific software features, in particular, say experts.

Let’s take a look at what to expect at WWDC 2017 from Apple:

iOS 11 may allow multi-user login for iPad that can be shared by a family for multiple purposes. A 3D touchpad is long awaited feature for iPad besides enhanced multitask support, Magic Mouse and access to more Apple software including the Final Cut Pro X for editing videos and movies.

MacStories has recently floated the concept that Apple can bring to its mobile operating system to turn the iPad into more productivity with system-wide drag and drop, a new Shelf feature, which allow users to easily move images, text, and files between applications and documents. The new Shelf feature allows to just drag content to the top of the display for easy access later.

Apple may add Finder software on the iPad as it has been adding software of late to the handheld device including iCloud Drive. Another update will be to Siri assistant in view of competition from Google Assistant.

Besides a new Siri Speaker, a new interface and other updates may be unveiled at the WWDC 2017. Other software updates rumoured to be included are group FaceTime, expanded 3D Touch support in Control Center, and access to multiple users.

Dark mode is another concept being talked about for Music and redesigned lock screen showing weather, calendar, and notifications in a static format.

Other rumors include an update to Siri with iMessage integration, iCloud syncing, and to store user prefrences and behavior. Another integration in iOS 11 is its Music app with focus on video content and editing options with the integration of Power cut Pro.

Apple’s browser Safari will be improved with reduction in scroll deceleration. Removal of slower scrolling properties from Safari is long due.

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