Introducing Apple's Homepod - will you be purchasing?

Notably, Google Assistant has made the move from Google's own Pixel smartphone to third-party smartphones and devices. To begin interacting with the HomePod , users will simply need to say " Hey Siri ", followed by a question or command.

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The Cupertino, California, based company described the seven-inch device, which comes in white and "space grey", as a "breakthrough home speaker" created to " rock the house ". Apple is tapping into a market that is projected to be the next big thing in the technology industry. In another point of differentiation from its competition, the Apple HomePod seems to be only set up for Apple Music , according to The Verge.

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In-fact, according to the company, users can even ask Siri who is the drummer of a particular song, and it would be able to pull up answers for you. And with Apple pushing its own music service these days, it doesn't have a big incentive to open its new home speaker system to rivals. Amazon's senior VP of devices David Limp explained that he believes Alexa and Siri should be able to communicate with one another, while also pointing to the HomePod's price as an advantage for ...

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According to Tim Cook , CEO of Apple , "apart from this, all news about tvOS will be announced later this year". The phone will withhold any notifications and prevent you from accessing most apps, excluding some navigation apps such as Apple Maps .

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Apple last updated the iPad Pro last fall, when it introduced the smaller model, but the iPad Pro hasn't had a significant performance update since its 2015 release. The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia. Sonos has struck a deal with Amazon that will let you control Sonos speakers with devices running Amazon's Alexa voice service, but that's not the same as having voice built right into the speaker.

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Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year", the company said on Twitter , confirming that Amazon Prime Video will also integrate with Apple's TV app on the streaming device. It is true that one of the reasons why Apple is highlighting the music playback as the top feature of the HomePod is also because Siri is not very smart.