Apple presented a new version of iOS

An internet-connected speaker called HomePod is coming in December for about $350. And considering the fact that it is hitting the market around Christmas-time, the HomePod is aiming to replace the Echo and Home as the highest-selling speaker around the globe. Apple announced at WWDC 2017 that the latest update will improve the Mail and Photos applications. Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research, says the price is good for a high-end audio device. Apple sees the HomePod as a way to reinvent the home music experience and bundle Siri, its AI engine, in the center of it all.

One can also use TouchID to authenticate payment transfers and revenue received through the system utilizing iMessage, which is going to go through the Apple Pay cash card.

While "Do Not Disturb" modes already have their place on all sorts of phones and tablets on both iOS and Android, I'm usually also afraid to leave a work or personal message unanswered or leave people in the dark about my activity. Meanwhile, Siri has a new voice, a new visual interface, the ability to perform task management, and a new translation feature that is still in beta.

It is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. The smartwatch promises to learn about your routines to figure out what information to display.

Apple's Safari browser will soon be able to stop videos from auto-playing.

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning. This is Apple's long-awaited competitor to Amazon's popular Echo speark. Even then, Apple says it won't know who you are - it'll just get an anonymous ID to help process a response. Both models will be available next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorised Resellers (prices may vary) in the United States, while the devices will be available in India by later this month.

VR is technology that immerses uses into a fully simulated environment using virtual reality goggles typically tethered to a computer.

For years, Apple's main way of interacting with consumers has been through touchscreens.

A new Apple HomePod smart speaker is seen on display during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. But so far, interest has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users.

Most with an iPhone or iPad will be used to iOS 10, the most recent version of Apple's mobile operating system. That size offers room for a full-size keyboard, something the 9.7 inch model couldn't. It will have a 27-inch 5K display. The new iPad starts at $649 and will start shipping next week.

It is Apple's first new device since the company launched its smartwatch in April 2015. "Together with iOS 11 these new iPad Pro models will radically change what users can do with iPad".

When you sync to another new device, such as an iPhone, iCloud will automatically sync all your conversations.

Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said the next Mac operating system will be named "High Sierra" in tribute to the California mountain range. The photo app will also be refreshed and will become more similar to Adobe's Photoshop. Also, network bars are back! Before, transactions had been limited to products and services from businesses and institutions.

  • Arturo Norris