Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Powered by an A8 chip - the same chip found in the iPhone - it is also spatially aware, modifying the direction of sound to suit its environment. Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes .

Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever, the iMac Pro

Lastly, The 12-inch Macbook which also got the Kaby Lake processors and 50 percent faster SSDs is priced at Rs 1,09,900 for the 256GB SSD variant and Rs 1,34,900 for the 512GB SSD model. Those pining for a highly competent workhorse can finally put down their pitchforks and eye off the latest iMac Pro . Ternus also confirmed that the entire lineup will ship with Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors .

HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

You can get a Google Home or Amazon Echo for a little over $100. The small cylinder Mac Pro shaped HomePod features a large Apple-designed woofer for deep, clean bass, a custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters that provide pure high frequency acoustics and powerful technologies built into the inners of the speaker to preserve the richness of the audio it is playing.

Apple HomePod's Strengths Over Amazon Echo Show

He mentioned wireless speaker systems such as Sonos that "sound good but are not smart" and "other smart speakers" (presumably a reference to Amazon Echo and Google Home ) that "don't sound great". It makes sense that the design priority for a hardware device with a voice interface most commonly used for music would be the speaker. (Many reviewers have suggested that the current incarnation of Apple's assistant already trails competitors in key respects .) "This is the start of the AI ...

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Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said on stage that the product has been in the works for " years ". Apple is taking on money-sharing apps like Venmo and Square Cash, as you'll be able to use Apple Pay to send friends money via chat.

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Besides, it can also now scroll through your app usages to display better tailored suggestions. The old Apple ad schtick said "there's an app for that". And Apple will also provide a "lane guidance" view when you take the wheel of a auto. "The demos that they have shown today I think really caught people's attention".