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Starting in the fall, Apple Watch compatible equipment will start coming to gyms from companies like Cybex, Schwinn and Matrix. Maps is arguably trailing behind Google's similar system by some distance, but Apple has certainly not given up on this software just yet.



Apple debuts HomePod speaker

The iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus. The Pro and the 9.7-inch model weigh the same at 469g or 477g, depending on the whether you opt for Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and Cellular. HomePod will feature Apple's A8 chip inside, the same processor that powers the iPhone 6. A Siri face will show more info from the assistant, like flight times, controls for smart home devices and third-party notifications.



Apple enters the speaker market

HomePod requires an iPhone 5S or later and iOS 11 . This gives CEO Tim Cook an opening to partner with a myriad of venders, in the same fashion the iTunes Store brought together several music labels. You can also tell Siri you like a certain song, and it'll remember your tastes. But it's not just about music; Siri is still there to be your everyday assistant.



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Each day, there will be a new app of the day, new game of the day, and list on themes such as meditation. Essentially, it'll try to learns what you'll want next. Camera: Updated video and image compression, improved Portrait Mode with support for low light, plus a new Depth API for developers. The Cupertino company also delivered some augmented reality (AR) news, revealing the AR Kit for developers.



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The company is to also try to win over programmers with updates to operating systems for its computers, mobile devices, Apple TV and Watch. Not only has Apple given the digital assistant new "natural and expressive" male and female voices, but Siri has also been upgraded to use "on-device learning" to become more contextual.



Apple's HomePod speaker brings Siri into the living room

Siri can do those things, too, but Apple's pitch for Siri-powered HomePod is instead focused heavily on music - the company appears to bank on consumers paying for smart speakers that deliver high-quality audio sound as a sort of gateway into the world of smart home assistants.