For example, if Siri notices that you're reading stories about Iceland in the Safari web browser, it might begin suggesting Iceland-related news from the Apple News app.

Siri's voice is more natural and expensive.

Apple said that watch wearers will be able to link their devices with the gym equipment through NFC.

Apple's iOS 11 includes a completely redesigned Control Center with 3D Touch support. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smarthphones, he said. There's likely to be comparisons to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but Homepod is different. Google followed with its Home speaker, featuring its plain-named Assistant, last year. But developers, consumers and investors are most excited by the new iPhone, expected later this year.

Apple made a number of announcements at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, but one feature may be a true life-saver.

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Apple's new iMacs are getting brighter displays and graphics capabilities, which Apple says makes the Mac a great platform for developing virtual-reality experiences. Google Maps already does both. Facebook, HTC and Sony have high-end VR systems, too. An "app" black market sets up shop in a back alley, complete with a physical Tinder and booth for crushing real candy. Apple's speaker will be launching in the USA, U.K., and Australia in December, with additional markets to come next year. We also got a new version of Metal called the "Metal 2". This means that the app will now utilize less storage locally, freeing up room on your device for other apps and media. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.

The speaker, which will cost US$349 and be available in December, is the third new product category Apple has entered since Chief Executive Tim Cook assumed leadership of thefirm in 2011, the Journal noted. It's no surprise, but there's integration with the Apple Music online subscription. (Make fun of this if you want, but it's no worse than Microsoft using the Fall Creators Update name.) This one appears to be a mix of app updates and low-level improvements. It will not block the ads themselves, though. Apple said it has also updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel's most recent "Kaby Lake" processors. The base 10.5-inch model will cost £620, and the 12.9-inch version will start at £770. In Apple fashion, it "just works". It now has separate tabs that shows new recommendations to the users.

As for that new screen size, the bezels have been shrunk to leave a device that's not much bigger than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro model it's apparently replacing. Users will also find how-to guides and content related to apps on the App Store so it's going to have a more editorial aspect to it now.

Yep, in a long overdue move, the company has announced that Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV "later this year".