Apple denounced a home orator during WWDC 2017 on Monday. The device, called HomePod, will go toe-to-toe with existent competitors such as a Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Apple selling trainer Phil Schiller pronounced Apple wanted to mix good speakers with intelligent speakers we can speak to, referencing Sonos and Amazon Alexa. Schiller pronounced a orator “needs to stone a house” giveaway from distortion. It also needs to have “spatial awareness” to make a song sound good no matter a room size. It also needs to be fun to use, Apple said.
It’s powered by an A8 processor that Apple says helps it daub into a cloud and yield a best audio knowledge in your room. There are 7 tweeters inside, too, and 6 microphones that concede we to speak to a speaker. “Hey Siri,” brings a orator to life and afterwards we can ask it to play music.
This isn’t only about music, though. You can also ask HomePod to control HomeKit inclination and adjust a atmosphere conditioning or lights. Or we can ask it for a news, weather, traffic, sports scores, to content someone with messages and set reminders.
Also, Schiller done a indicate to contend that Apple cares a lot about a user’s privacy, so zero is ever being sent until we contend “Hey Siri.”It uses an unknown Siri ID, too, so your searches aren’t tracked behind to you.
Amazon’s $179.99 Echo device offers parsimonious formation with Amazon services like selling and audiobooks, in further to integrations with services such as Nest, Uber, Fitbit, Domino’s and Pandora. Amazon also offers a $49.99 Dot orator and a $229.99 Echo Show, that facilities a screen. Google’s $109 competitor, Google Home, offers identical options.
Apple’s orator will launch this Dec in white or gray and will cost $349.
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