Today, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference will start and many bloggers will attend the event in San Francisco to keep us updated with the announcements that will be made by the American giant. Until now, we’ve heard all kinds of rumors about what Apple will unveil and below we’ll tell you about the changes for iMessage, OS X, Siri, Apple Pay and Apple Music.
According to MacDailyNews, this messaging application will be available for Android devices, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to keep in touch with their friends who use a Samsung, Sony, Motorola or other smartphone that runs on Android OS.
OS X Renamed As MacOS
Back in 2000, Apple was releasing “Kodiak”, the Public Beta of Mac OS X. Since then, 12 OS X versions have been released, but the next operating system is expected to come with a new name. Since it’s a desktop and laptop system, Apple will rename it as MacOS. “To model customer use, we measure the power consumed by a product while it is running in a simulated scenario. Daily usage patterns are specific to each product and are a mixture of actual and modeled customer use data. Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for MacOS and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices,” said Apple on its website.
Siri, Expanded To Mac
Back in February, 9to5Mac was reporting that Apple will bring Siri to its Macs, while The Information was saying in May that the digital assistant will open third-party developers. This could really happen, as back in 2015, Siri was already expanded to the new Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Apple Pay, Accessed From The Browser
Currently, iOS users are making online payments using Apple Pay by touching the fingerprint scanner (Touch ID) embedded into the home button. According to Recode, the mobile payment and digital wallet service could be used via Safari.
Improved Apple Music
Apple’s music streaming service could receive a big update which would include a “more intuitive” interface, as well as better integration of the download and streaming options. “The new user-interface ditches the current colorful and translucent look in favor of a simpler design that emphasizes black and white backgrounds and text,” said 9to5Mac.