With a slim design and the very popular Touch Bar, MacBook Pro 2016 was a hit. The Cupertino company has reportedly sold a whopping 4.2 million Macs in the March quarter, up 4% from the 4 million it sold in the last year quarter. This year, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has a lot in store. Apple fans are eagerly anticipating several big announcements, including some major hardware announcements. At the upcoming WWDC in McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, Apple is expected to make several software announcements as well.
Apple to announce refreshed Macs, new 10.5-inch iPad, Standalone Siri Speaker
Considering that it hasn’t been that long since Apple unveiled the all new MacBook Pro lineup, it comes as a surprise that we’ll soon get to hear about new Mac hardware. Apple is expected to make announcements about 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air as well. On the MacBook Pro front, Apple is expected to announce new MacBook Pros powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, which are more efficient and powerful compared to the existing Skylake processors.
A 15-inch MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM is also expected, in spite of Apple’s repeated attempts to limit the RAM to 16GB, owing to battery life concerns. The 12-inch MacBook is expected to receive more powerful Kaby Lake processors and also 16GB RAM. Going by the same lines, MacBook Air is also expected to receive updated processor.
As for the software announcements, we may get to see Apple unveiling iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS 10.13. iTunes is expected to get an improvement, mainly in terms of freedom from bloated software and cluttered “look and feel”. Since several fans are hopeful of Apple introducing the Apple File System on macOS 10.13, it’s very likely Apple will make some announcement about this feature as well.