Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

HomePod costs $349 to start and will be available later this year.

Tim Cook, CEO, said this year's event would be "the best and biggest" as he prepared to unveil the tech giant's first new product range since the Apple Watch and a whole host of other treats.

When it's time to upgrade to the final public version of iOS 11, it will be straightforward and free, and the new operating system comes with some exciting new updates.

That new AR platform for developers will allow the building of apps that allow the users to alce virtual content on the real world. Amazon also offers a $49.99 Dot speaker and the $229.99 Echo Show, which features a screen.

3D touch will be a new addition, which will allow quick access to more settings and features. Additionally, Apple also introduced some compelling enhancements to Siri and the built-in camera app. They can use the money instantly to send to someone, make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, apps and on the web, or transfer it from Apple Pay Cash to their bank account. With new graphics capabilities, it can also support up to 18 core processors.

Whole-home audio controls will become part of Apple's Home app, which lets users control smart home devices in each room of the house. And when you use Slide Over or Split View, both apps will stay active so you can work with them simultaneously.

The iPad Pro has been made available in a third size as Apple attempts to strengthen its hold on the tablet market.

Now the user will be able to manage files manually. Also improved program for handling photos and maps.

The macOS brings new functionality to its Safari browser such as support for autoplay blocking and Intelligent Tracking Prevention that uses machine learning to make browsing history more private. For instance, the phone will be able to detect if you are driving and silence the notification and darken the screen.

Expect a new Siri face that will proactively give you information, a flashlight that can be used as a safety light if you're running at night, and new high intensity interval training workouts, among other features.

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