New speaker? Apple hopped on bandwagon before

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06 June, 2017

HomePod, powered Apple's Siri digital assistant, will begin shipping in December in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.

But we did get a good sense of the HomePod speaker size, how it'll light up and if it'll be good enough to take on Google Home and Amazon Echo.

"Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. New iMacs released Monday are getting better displays and graphics capabilities. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smarthphones, he said.

The new software also contains a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode, which Apple says will help prevent iPhones distracting those behind the wheel, and a new "Files" app that resembles a traditional computer file system for viewing and organising documents.

Apple also unveiled new Macs, addressing complaints that Apple has let its Mac lineup languish in favor of its better-selling products, namely the iPhone. The manufacturing duties have apparently been handled by the same company that makes the iPhone 7's AirPods, with the devices being tested by Apple employees in secret. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space.

For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard.

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With Apple doing small things to make AI more visible and powerful across more of its devices, the company appears to be acknowledging people's continued use of impressively smart apps like Google Translate and the Google App.

According to a Bloomberg report, the company is finally ready to unveil its long-awaited AI hub at its annual developer conference next week, alongside the latest versions of its mobile and desktop operating systems. It will block videos that start playing automatically, for instance, and can also prevent ads from following and profiling users.

The Apple HomePod is a wireless speaker that promises to deliver fantastic audio quality. Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.

The Siri face for the Apple Watch was the first step in that direction, blending users' calendar information with other useful details, like airline tickets they may have booked. A new Siri watchface predicts what you'll want to see when you look at your wrist, while improvements to the device's fitness features will let you track new types of high-intensity workouts.

It'll also have bass management through real-time software modeling that ensures the speaker delivers the deepest and cleanest bass possible, with low distortion, according to Apple. Software updates are also expected for Apple's smartwatch and TV box for streaming online video.


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