This is my hot take on the news from Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference in San Jose this morning.
TVOS: Amazon Prime is finally coming to the Apple TV. Nothing else to see here until the fall(I expect a skinny bundle in the fall event with some new 4K-capable hardware).
WatchOS-Small enhancements and more 3rd party integration(I expect new watch hardware in the fall).
MacOS-New Apple file system(APFS), enhancements to Photos, and doubling down on privacy in Safari. Other minor enhancements and the new OS's strange name: "High Sierra".
Mac Hardware-Incremental updates to the existing hardware. Interesting to see that they kept the old USB ports on the new iMacs alongside USB-C. Strange focus on VR. The new Macs may technically be capable of VR, but I can't imagine anyone using them for that. The Pro-level desktop situation ain't pretty. The pre-announced iMac Pro looks great, but won't ship until December and we all know now that Apple is working on an update to the Mac Pro. Notable here is the absence of the Touch Bar on any of the desktop macs.
iOS-The updates in iOS11 for the most part look great. Person-to-person Apple Pay built into iMessage looks amazing and will be a significant lock-in advantage for Apple. I'm not a big fan of the design language of Apple Music, but it seems to have spread to the redesigned App Store. On the bright side, at least that app is finally getting some attention. There was a nod toward Augmented Reality in this section. What they showed was cool, but not particularly useful. I suspect that Apple will have more to say about this when the new iPhone debuts in the fall.
iPad-The new iPad features are the biggest news of the day. Real multitasking, drag-and-drop, and an exposed file system makes the iPad a viable laptop-replacement for something like 95% of consumers. I've been experimenting with moving my pro-photo needs to the iPad for a few years now. With USB-3 in the new iPads Pro, RAW support already baked in, and 512 GB iPads, I can see a totally iPad-based workflow for my photo needs in the not-too-distant future. The new iPad size-10.5'' screen with roughly the same dimensions and weight as the old 9.7''-looks good. No Pencil update, but an emphasis on the existing pencil and an expansion of its feature set. The fate of the iPad Mini remains uncertain.
HomePod-They're pushing the sound quality of this little home speaker hard. It's success or failure will be determined by one thing and one thing only: How well does it respond to voice commands? If it matches or comes close to matching the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, it will do well, if it doesn't, it will be the next iPod Hifi.
Misc-The Apple presenters all seemed to be off their game. There were an unusual number of flubs in the presentation. Having Michelle Obama at the fireside chat tomorrow is a nice touch.