Apple's new product is a competitor to Google's Home and Amazon's Echo line of smart speakers, which have taken an early lead in the young product category.

Here's everything Apple unveiled at WWDC 2017.

HomePod is created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs.

With Apple doing small things to make AI more visible and powerful across more of its devices, the company appears to be acknowledging people's continued use of impressively smart apps like Google Translate and the Google App.

Apple launched a new size for its iPad - 10.5-inches.

Apple Inc. introduced a music speaker HomePod at an annual gathering of software developers on Monday.

Interestingly, we can also connect two HomePods, which will work automatically together, to produce good music. And the result is quite evident; a comparison of the audio qualities of HomePod and Amazon Echo will definitely bring out some clear differences, with the former topping the chart in most of the charts. HomePod might also have some unique appeal to folks who've invested in Apple's burgeoning HomeKit smart home ecosystem.

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The conference is typically devoted to software updates and this year, Apple released a series of new features and updates for the iPhone, the iPad, Mac and the Apple Watch - including an augmented-reality kit for developers aimed at making the iPhone "the largest AR platform in the world".

Apple said the speakers have "spatial awareness" that adjusts the speaker's sound levels to the acoustic conditions of the particular room.

Aimed at high-end design professionals rather than the home market, the iMac Pro is to begin shipping in December with a starting price of $4,999.

But none of that is much different from what Amazon and Google speakers already offer.

Known as the "HomePod" and priced at $349, the product is a roughly 7-inch cylinder speaker with essentially the same operating system as an iPhone.

Apple told the developers they were overhauling the App Store, giving it a fresh look, and beginning to add the floor plans of shops and airports to its map program. In addition to playing music through iTunes, the device can provide news updates, help with math questions, send messages to friends, mark the calendar, translate certain terms, relay stock news, and even answer basic trivia questions.

Apple on Monday fired a shot over Amazon's smart home bow, but the e-commerce giant might not think it matters.


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