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5 Revelations From Apple's WWDC Perfect For The Travel Industry

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | June 14, 2016

5 Revelations From Apple's WWDC Perfect For The Travel Industry

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Apple took center stage on the Internet with announcements at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference.

There was a wealth of news items across many of Apples devices. However, there were some announcements that proved particularly intriguing to our wonderful world of travel.

Below we decided to highlight a few of our favorites.


IPhones will get an upgrade later this fall when iOS 10 gets a large release. There will be more behind this software push than a visual upgrade.

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First is an improvement to the Maps application. It’s now open to developers, so the hope is an integration with the likes of OpenTable or Uber. Also, there is promise in the realm of the app offering suggestions for key stops on your road trip complete with time estimates for each stop.

Taking a trip across town or to another state gets easier and far more fun. The best part is that you may not have to leave the app or type for crucial details like upcoming gas stations.


Your device will soon display those trips you forgot all about without ever having to scour through hundreds of photos.

Using technology smarter than we are, faces and objects will get grouped together into like events by themselves. It’s essentially creating family and vacation albums without your help.

Now you can enjoy looking back at a holiday without any work at all.

All Secure Back Home:

Apple will dedicate iOS to developers that want to utilize HomeKit. This will give users far more options and power when it comes to operating their homes from afar.

Consider this the first few steps to a future when you can turn on the lights, operate a security camera or turn down the heat from your hotel room hundreds of miles away with far more ease.

Clouds Roll In:

The new MacOS will give far more versatility to users. Now you can save your documents on one device, for example, and open them in another thanks to a seamless iCloud innovation.

Business travelers will be content in knowing they can save that important document on their desktop and then retrieve it many cities over with their iPad ahead of that all-important meeting.

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Losing Weight:

One cool tool I like for laptops running out of room is the Optimized Storage. The laptop remains a crucial travel tool for corporate travelers but remains beholden to storage size.

Optimized Storage will automatically shelve programs and couch the unused or obsolete on your computer in the iCloud so you don’t have to.


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