HomePod, iOS 11, High Sierra, and More: All a Key Announcements From Apple’s Big Event

•Apple kicks off WWDC discussion with Monday keynote

•HomePod is Apple’s new $350 intelligent speaker

•macOS High Sierra entrance giveaway this tumble with under-the-hood tweaks for faster performance

•An iMac Pro is entrance in Dec for $5,000

•iOS 11 gives Siri a voice refurbish and interpretation powers, and comes with a redesigned App Store

•There’s a new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen

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Apple only finished a keynote for a Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The display lonesome all a WWDC mainstays—a new chronicle of macOS and a new chronicle of iOS, both nearing in a fall—as good as a handful of hardware contingency and ends, and a long-rumored Siri-powered speaker.


The biggest proclamation of WWDC this year is Apple’s long-rumored intelligent speaker, strictly dubbed a ‘HomePod’:

At only underneath 7 inches high and powered by Apple’s A8 chip that we will also find in iPhones, HomePod is a orator that uses intuiting record in an try to offer fuller, atmospheric sound. Multiple HomePods can also be networked together for generally vast rooms.

As expected, a HomePod can conflict to voice commands with a assistance of Siri, most like competing intelligent speakers from Amazon and Google. Although while a Echo and a Home check themselves as voice assistants initial and speakers second, it looks like Apple is positioning HomePod as a orator first, with Home Assistant facilities as a combined bonus. Through voice commands, a HomePod looks to be means to ubiquitous doubt answering, calendar adjustment, and timer environment only like a Google Home or unchanging aged Siri can. The sum of how distant it can go are still hairy for a time being. The HomePad can also correlate with intelligent appliances that work with HomeKit. Example commands include:

The HomePod comes in white and grey and starts shipping this Dec for $350. By comparison, we can buy a Google Home for $110 or an Amazon Echo for $180.


The newest chronicle of macOS, dubbed High Sierra, is what Apple is billing as a polished chronicle of unchanging aged Sierra, that came before. The new chronicle of Safari enclosed in High Sierra can automatically retard auto-playing video and will also use appurtenance training in an try to minimize a volume of ad-tracking information common between sites. The Photos app in High Sierra also packs a few new tricks, including machine-learning-powered facial recognition, most like what Google announced in Google Photos dual years ago.

High Sierra will also deliver a new, default record system. It’s an underneath a hood tweak, though one that Apple promises will be means to speed adult processes like relocating or duplicating files even with a same computing horsepower.

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