[Live Blog] Apple WWDC 2017 Event

Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, is all set to kick off in a couple of hours. The 2017 edition of the WWDC conference is expected to feature major upgrades to iOS with the launch of iOS 11 and we will hopefully see an upgrade to macOS too.

The event’s scheduled to begin at 10am PDT (10.30pm IST, 2am JST). Keynote will happen for the first two hours with key persons taking stage.

While WWDC is typically not a product launch event, Apple is likely to announce new hardware lineup this year.

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There have been words around that Apple is to announce a new iPad Pro and will possibly upgrade the chips on MacBook Air models. A new MacBook Pro and iPad Pro 10.5 are expected too. Words on Mac Pro’s around too.

In addition to these, it’s abuzz that Apple might be taking on Google Home and Amazon Echo with a smart speaker of its own. This has been long overdue with Siri available everywhere now, iPhone, iPad, Mac, since Sierra, Apple might be taking Siri to the next level with the launch of smart speakers.

You can watch the Apple WWDC 2017 event live on Apple devices using Safari, or you can use Edge browser on Microsoft’s Windows 10. Firefox, Google Chrome are not supported for live streaming. Live streaming uses Apple’s HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) technology and is limited to certain products. Here’s the live streaming page.

In the mean time, we will be covering all the major updates as they roll out here on this live blogging panel.

We will be doing a roundup post on all the major announcements at the Apple WWDC 2017 event once the keynote ends.