Here are 5 new Apple products you need this 2017

Updated on June 7 2017

Last week, we saw the launch of Apple’s flagship store in Southeast Asia, Apple Orchard Road. The two-storey floor turned out to be massive crowd-puller, with many patrons popping by over the weekend for a glimpse of the beautifully designed, eco-friendly space by award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners. This week, Apple is stealing the spotlight once again, albeit for different reasons.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC), where major updates and product launches are announced each year, is currently taking place in San Jose, California from 5 to 9 June 2017. Last year saw the launch of various OS updates (including a design tweak for Maps, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra,) as well as Apple Pay, the tech giant’s mobile payment and digital wallet service. We don’t know about you, but all these updates have changed the way we use our devices daily.

This year’s edition of WWDC has seen major software updates, new devices, as well as a sneak peek of Apple’s exciting product launches in the coming months. From an all-new App Store interface to the most powerful Mac ever, check out our 5 favourite products from this year’s WWDC that is set to revolutionise your life.

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All-new app store

The all-new App Store has been redesigned from the ground up and given a whole new interface — making discovering apps and games easier than ever before. New features available include the Today tab, which is packed with in-depth features and interviews about games and apps.

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HomePod

Apple has finally launched its answer to Amazon’s Alexa, the HomePod. The device is a wireless speaker for the home that delivers excellent audio quality, and uses spatial awareness to sense its location. Powered by Siri, the HomePod costs S$482 and will start shipping in December. It will be first made available in Australia, the UK and the US.

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iMac Pro

Apple gave a sneak peek of the iMac Pro, an entirely new workstation-class product line. Slated to ship in December at S$6,900, the all-new iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever made — boasting a gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors, and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation.

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iPad Pro

The tech giant also announced an all-new iPad Pro in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, with an advanced display and great performance. Running on iOS 11, the iPad Pro will feature features such as a new customisable Dock, improved multitasking, a new Files app, and a multi-touch drag and drop.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space grey, gold and rose gold, and starts at S$968 for the 64GB with Wi-Fi model and S$1168 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available in silver, space grey and gold and starts at S$1188 for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and S$1388 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

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watchOS 4

The Apple Watch gets an upgrade with the watchOS 4, which features an interactive Siri watch face that displays intelligent updates based on the time of the day, daily routines and collected date from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, and headlines from the new Apple News app for AppleWatch.

The update will also allow personalised activity coaching, featuring an enhanced Workout app and groundbreaking technology platform, as well as an entirely new music experience. The watchOS 4 will be available at the end of the year as a free update to the Apple Watch paired with iPhone 5s, and later on iOS 11.