WWDC ‘17 Top 7 Announcements

WWDC 2017

Here is a breakdown of the top 7 announcements at WWDC ‘17 that Apple revealed.

Apple announces the HomePod

Apple’s long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor is real and it’s called the HomePod.

iOS 11 brings drag-and-drop, windows and a file system to iPad

The company is launching a new app called Files, which brings desktop-style file management to iPad. There’s also a new app switcher, which essentially brings “windows” to iPad.

AirPlay 2 brings multi-room audio streaming to HomeKit and beyond

Apple’s AirPlay 2 is the sequel to its original wireless audio streaming protocol, which adds multi-room synchronized streaming support, integration with HomeKit, Apple’s smart home control platform, and third-party app support.

macOS High Sierra

High Sierra is all about deep technologies that provide a foundation for new technologies. It introduces new core storage, video, and graphics technology. macOS High Sierra supports the new Apple File System (APFS) and High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), plus it introduces an updated version of Metal with VR support.


Swift String Manifesto

The document is meant to both provide a sense of the long-term vision (including undecided issues and possible approaches), and to define the scope of work that could be done in the Swift 4 timeframe.

Naming things in Swift

Following API guidelines that from Apple and personal suggestions.

The Case for Deprecating UITableView

UITableView is a cornerstone of classical iOS development and one of the oldest classes. UICollectionView provides a better and more flexible replacement.

Chris Lattner leaves Apple for Tesla!

Chris is joining Tesla to lead its Autopilot engineering team.