Since speakers are a totally new category for HomeKit, you'll have to wait for audio manufacturers to make AirPlay 2-compatible speakers before you can use the new feature. Fortunately, the company used WWDC 2017 to reveal the product. It may not be first but Apple always does it better.

Apple will begin shipping the HomePod to the United States, Britain and Australia in December.

The Apple A8's prowess is coupled with Siri AI which transforms HomePod into a smart speaker system.

With spatial awareness onboard, the Apple HomePod can automatically detect the spaces and features of the room where it is placed and accordingly it can adjust the sound and deliver optimized sound output. If a user erases a message on your iPhone or iPad, that will be reflected on the Mac as well. For now, it's only available to developers.

Siri will now be able to perform translations in various languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Not quite so forthcoming and have your mates chasing you to cough up? iMessage will recognise that in any text that comes in, and will place a link to Apple Pay in your typing suggestions. Federighi showed off some of the new machine-learning capabilities of SiriKit in the iOS update, including on-device learning about topics that are pertinent to each user.

And, there's the new and weird looking iOS Control Center.

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A new option has been added to the Control Center with which now you can automatically capture the screen and record of what you are doing on your iPhone or iPad. Apple has also redesigned the App Store with the "App of the Day" making a comeback. All versions of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro are available to order now from Apple Canada's website and ship within an estimated four business days. Apple claims that they have introduced the display of the device and it now has 500 nits more brightness levels. That means a 12-megapixel rear lens and a 7-megapixel FaceTime selfie camera. Apple touts the iPad 10.5 to offer 10 hours of battery life with a single charge. Once iOS 11 rolls out and you install it on your iPhone or iPad, the virtual assistant Siri will leverage the power of deep learning techniques, to add new features to its offerings and learn user preferences constantly.

The iMac desktops are also getting an upgrade.

MacBook Pros will be shipped with Intel's Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs. This results in a device that feels "normal" sized and very manageable; the new 10.5-inch Pro doesn't seem too small like the 9.7-inch iPad, but it also doesn't seem overly large like the 12.7-inch iteration.

Next up in tech is Apple's new version of macOS is called High Sierra which is launched with new Safari browser. There are various improvements in the graphics department as well.

The Cupertino, California-based company said Siri, which also competes with Google Assistant, will now work across devices. Be it on the Apple Watch faces, photos for face recognition and more.

He announced that Amazon's video app will come to Apple's TV streaming box later this year.

During his keynote address to WWDC attendees, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering said the move was not one to arbitrarily block ads, but protect users' privacy.


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