The usual pre-WWDC buzz is in full swing.
In hardware rumors, we all but know there will be a new flagship iPhone with less non-pixel surfaces, updated MacBooks, and something for Siri to live in that helps it compete with Alexa for space in the home. We’ll find out how serious Apple is about the Touch Bar.
On the software side, iOS-on-iPad is likely to get better multi-tasking (with drag-and-drop), and old-fashioned file management will continue leaking back into the mobile platforms. Photos needs to get smarter and less device-trapper to keep up with Google.
UI designers will be looking closely for new patterns in iOS 11, with some anticipation that navigation will adapt to the new reality of too-big-to-thumb screens. It’s certain SiriKit will add new capability domains for voice.
Father on the fringes of the rumor mill, we’ve heard that the iOS SpringBoard (home screen) may be
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