Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

Read on to find out everything the company announced at WWDC 2017, its 28th annual developers' conference.

Alongside this, the company has announced upgrades to all its operating systems- watchOS, TvOS, macOS, and iOS.

New for iPadThe iOS does not anymore like an inflated version on the iPad anymore.

Apple's Kevin Lynch speaks about the Apple Watch announcement of new products.


Recode was the first to report that Amazon and Apple were nearing a truce. It will arrive in the USA and United Kingdom in December priced at $349.

Apple Music, AirPlay 2, HomeKit 2 and Multi-Room Audio compatibilityiOS is going to be a lot more useful to Smart home users, especially for supporting multi-room audio that will be controlled by iPads, iPhones in order to use various third-party speakers. And yes, you can control the speaker by saying "Hey Siri"! Apple has been able to use the screen real estate of the iPad a little more effectively. The speaker will be available in white and black colour options. Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage this year to speak about how differently the new Operating System will work with Apple's most popular portable products, primarily the iPhone and the iPad. The first one in this list would be the Siri.

As far as availability of Apple HomePod is concerned, it will be available in December starting with regions like the U.S, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Siri will be able to translate from English to French, German, Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, which should help worldwide travelers. For now, Siri can handle translation to only three languages, but more languages will be added by the time when iOS 11 goes public.


The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook.

Have you ever installed a new iOS update only to discover problems on board your device? Apple's is also said to be working on further optimising Siri to help you with podcasts, messages, weather, traffic, sports, and alarms. Under the hood, it is powered by company's A8 chipset and on the top appears the Siri waveform with integrated touch controls.

Apple told the developers they were overhauling the App Store, giving it a fresh look, and beginning to add the floor plans of shops and airports to its map program.

Perhaps of more interest to gamers is the new iMac Pro. Apple claims that they have introduced the display of the device and it now has 500 nits more brightness levels. A very convenient new feature is the camera's ability to natively scan documents. In addition, both iPad Pro models now feature the same camera hardware (both back and front) as the iPhone 7. Apple touts the iPad 10.5 to offer 10 hours of battery life with a single charge. The so-called "on device learning" feature will suggest news or topics which the user might be interested in, such as sports or politics. There's also a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro which starts at $649 for the 64GB model. The new iMacs come with Retina display, latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, and advanced graphics processors. It boasts a 5K display, a Xeon CPU with up to 18 cores, a 4TB SSD and up to 128GB of RAM.



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