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Apple's HomePod Puts Siri in a Speaker

The biggest news today for developers looking to build AI into their iOS apps was barely mentioned on stage. It unveiled the Apple Watch in September 2014. The company was also involved in a stand-off with the Federal Bureau of Investigation previous year over gaining access to the locked iPhone of a terror suspect.



Apple's HomePod Is a Pricey Amazon Echo Competitor

It can play music from Apple Music, tell you the news, do unit conversions, send messages, schedule reminders, set timers, translate, check stocks, answer trivia questions, and tell you what the traffic is like. The company rolled out new tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads. If Apple is catching up to PCs when it comes to virtual reality, it's just leapfrogged over everyone in augmented reality.



Apple Unveils New 13 Inch MacBook Pro At WWDC 2017

Corroborating the rumours, the company also launched the Siri-based speaker dubbed as HomePod . "When you are driving you don't need to be responding to these kind of messages", he said as the mammoth screen at the San Jose Convention Center showed alerts for Tinder and games coming onto a phone.



Does iMac Pro Mean the End for Mac Pro?

Pricing starts at $1,100 for the 21.5-inch model and $1,800 for the 27-inch 5K iMacs (same as before). At the low end there is still a 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.3GHz processor and a 1080p display, starting at $1599. The iMac Pro is extremeley impressive on paper, but isn't ready for testing just yet. The MacBook Air is also getting a small update with a 1.8GHz Intel processor.



Apple just updated the iMac - here's what's new

Performance wise, Apple claims the iMac Pro is more powerful than the existing Mac Pro and ships with an 8-core Xeon processor. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also starts at #1,499. iMac has ramped up its performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and with macOS High Sierra coming in September, it's goimg to be a great platform for virtual reality content creation.



How to Get iOS 11

It is also being touted as the biggest software release ever for iPad. "With iOS 11 , we're delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it's available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users", said Craig Federighi , Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Apple .