It’s official! Apple’s autumn event was set to 12th September at 12:00 PDT and will be streamed from Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Campus with tagline “Let’s meet at our place.”. For streaming, you will need iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 7 or greater using Safari, or Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later running on OS X 10.8.5 or later. Apple TVs are supported too – you will need 2nd or 3rd generation with system 6.2 or later – or any Apple TV 4. Windows users are restricted to Windows 10 with Edge and users of other platforms like Linux are completely ignored.
Apple is expected to release redesigned iPhone 8 (?) with edge-to-edge display, a vertical rear camera, facial recognition capabilities, a much improved processor, and wireless inductive charging functionality. It should feature glass body and it will be the most advanced iPhone Apple ever made. Another rumors said it will feature OLED display. It’s shame for Apple, most hi-end smartphones from Samsung and other Android devices manufacturers feature it for years.
Another two, cheaper iPhones are expected too, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. They should use glass body and wireless charging too, but only little amount of rumors regarding these iPhones were leaked, so we have to wait for September event. They will feature new SoC and better camera, as usual with any new flagship iPhone.
New Apple Watches should feature LTE chip that allows it to be decoupled from the iPhone. It does not look like Apple is working on radical redesign of its smart watches.
iPads and Macs were refreshed at WWDC 2017, so, except new iPhones, Apple probably won’t release new hardware, but new 4K Apple TV is possible. We expect to get more infos about HomePod and iMacs Pro.
As of software, Apple will announce final version of maOS High Sierra, iOS 11 and watchOS 4, which will be available soon after event, usually in few days or one week. iOS should be released with new iPhones, followed by macOS few days later.
tvOS 11 is just a minor update that it isn’t clear when it’ll be released.
WWDC 2017 was great, I hope that September event will be the same.