Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

At WWDC 2017, you can expect to get a preview of the next major updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, which will be revealed at today's keynote.

For Apple fans who were wondering how to watch Tim Cook's Keynote presentation, it will start at 10 AM Pacific time. That's right; Apple's iOS could finally get a file manager with iOS 11. If you need to learn how to become registered as a developer to download the iOS 11 beta, check the instructions at the bottom of the article. Bloomberg has reported that the speaker will be aimed at creating a hub to automate home appliances and lights using Apple's HomeKit. It's the first time in 15 years that Apple has held its conference in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Siri now syncs across all Apple devices with encryption. Meanwhile, a report from Israel's The Verifier claims Apple plans to upgrade Siri with smarter AI features with iOS11.

Apple could also give a look inside its new $5 billion campus, Apple Park. There are not a lot of details to go on-the app description simply states, "Files App for iOS" with iOS 11 or later required.

So while it's unclear how much access to the iOS file system such an app will offer, there is some small amount of precedent. We don't anticipate big design changes to the hardware.

Currently, this level of file management is only available for files stored on an iCloud drive. New iPads are predicted to have narrower bezels, which means more screen space.

Apple devices operating on the company's mobile iOS software haven't featured computer file management functions before, but the site says a recent leak on the App Store for an application called "Files" indicates that iPhone and iPad users could be getting a more comprehensive storage system. A Siri-based app called Siri-Smart Speaker, in which its objective in life is to follow user's voice command for controlling appliances, locks, lights, and more.

Apple will also most likely spend time on Apple TV, which it called its fourth platform previous year. Although the format is not exclusive to Apple, it's not yet clear how well the photos will work with non-Apple software and devices, which mostly use JPEG.

Apple has been keen to talk up improvements to its Photos app, including a new feature that's similar to Boomerang's loop feature and added HEVC and HEIF compression.