Apple has managed to pack a larger display in a device that looks and feels only marginally bigger than the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
The SIRI will follow the concept of Contextual Learning, that is it will learn new words from your browsing history and throw most frequent words as suggestions.
Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control compatible home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats.
Apple's smart speaker is created to integrate with its subscription service Apple Music, providing users with access to a library of over 40 million tracks, and also has sensors that will automatically adjust the audio output to provide the optimal listening experience (see video above). Effectively, this is a speaker that can respond to voice commands through Siri.
And the operating system for mobile devices is getting a major update with iOS 11.
Called "HomePod", the wireless speaker delivers wonderful audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. The device will work with a user's Apple Music subscription.
Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.
You can find out more information about all of the new features coming to the iPhone and iPad with the launch of iOS 11 over at Apple at the link below. The new model starts at $649 and will start shipping next week.
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"Now, we are taking everything we've learned from the App Store over the past nine years and putting it into a stunning new design".
App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over US$70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008.
While its features appear very similar to what's available on the Echo or Google Home, Apple said that its distinguishing feature is sound quality.
Tapping Apple's (AAPL) Siri digital assistant, such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music.
Other new watchfaces include a kaleidoscope and new characters such as Woody, Jesse, and Buzz from the Toy Story movie franchise.
Apple also updated its iMac line with up to three times more powerful graphics, faster processors, Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options and brighter Retina displays, and added a Retina 4K display and discrete graphics.
Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.
Apple made some big announcements at World Wide Developers Conference 2017 which was held in San Jose, California, and perhaps the most exciting of them is the new iOS 11 that also includes a new AR Kit for developers.
New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information over images of those places in the future.