Apple Announces New Hardware & Updates At WWDC 2017

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Apple says the first downloads will be available soon. This App Store makeover doesn't have the cool factor of a virtual reality Darth Vader - which also got its turn in Apple's spotlight Monday.

An internet-connected speaker called HomePod is coming in December for about $350. The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google. You can check out our comparison check here.

Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music.

Apple has also worked to make iOS a more productive platform. If iOS 11 is any indication, Apple believes so. Then in October 2016, Google unveiled its smart speaker, the Home.

Siri, meanwhile, is getting a new voice.

Siri now has a male, American voice, and is said to be more expressive, in both the male and female form, thanks to a new visual interface.

But it is fresh revenue that's more in Apple's control than iPhones sales in China or the Apple Watch catching on with the masses. The smartwatch promises to learn about your routines to figure out what information to display. There are reasons to try the iOS 11 beta and reasons to skip it.

In the fall, a group of graduate students at the University of Georgia will test an app called JoyRyde on a group of high-schoolers in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, reports website Governing. The current version is just Sierra. CEO Tim Cook promises that the new system will be available later this year and "really is bad ass".

For its part, Google has launched its Tango AR platform and the Google Lens app, while Microsoft (MSFT) is developing augmented reality glasses.

"It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said.

The move is seen to woo Chinese consumers and boost Apple China revenue, which fell in recent quarters amid challenges from domestic smartphone makers like Huawei and Oppo, industry insiders said.

However, letting Amazon blanket the mass market with $49 Echo Dots does not mean Apple is ceding the virtual assistant market to Amazon.

What Apple introduced with AR on mobile is significant, maintained Bajarin. That size offers room for a full-size keyboard, something the 9.7-inch model couldn't. There's also an upgraded 12.9-inch edition. They are joined by two new iPad models. The HomePod includes Apple's A8 chip, a system-on-chip CPU/GPU that debuted in 2014 with the iPhone 6. There's a few "suggested" settings up top, like auto-deleting old Messages conversations off your device, or offloading unused app data off your device and onto the cloud.

For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes. Apple also announced Apple Pay will now also work within iMessage, with users being able to send payment requests to contacts and transfers with Touch ID from within the application. And because the Slim Combo was built to support any way you want to use your iPad Pro, it even gives you a safe place to store your Apple Pencil so it won't get lost. Before, Apple Pay transactions could be done only with businesses and institutions. "Facebook knows what it's doing when migrating users to new features", Merel wrote.

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