Apple’s unveils new HomePod voice-controlled speaker, competing with Amazon’s Echo

Apple Inc.

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denounced Monday a “HomePod” wireless speaker, that a association pronounced “reinvents song in a home” by regulating Siri intelligence, spacial recognition to clarity a plcae in a room and wireless entrance to Apple’s song library. “HomePod is designed for voice control with an array of 6 microphones, so users can correlate with it from opposite a room, even while shrill song is playing,” a association pronounced in a statement. In comparison, Amazon.com Inc.’s

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voice-controlled orator Amazon Echo has 7 microphones “so it can hear we from opposite a room–even while song is playing.” Apple pronounced a HomePod can be used as a “home assistant,” to send messages, get updates on news, sports and continue and control home devices. Apple pronounced HomePod stands 7 inches high and will accessible for $349 in December. Amazon Echo stands 9.3 inches high and costs $179.99. Apple’s batch slumped 1.1% in afternoon trade, while Amazon’s batch gained 0.6%. Year to date, Apple shares have rallied 33%, Amazon’s batch has climbed 35% and a SP 500

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has gained 8.9%.

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