Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker

Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker

The speaker will sell for about $350 in December. However, experts believe that Google, which was a late entrant in the market, may be able to cut into Amazon's lead due to its strong artificial intelligence platform.

Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California on Monday (7 June) announced HomePod, a wireless speaker that delivers fantastic audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio.

American Multinational Technology Company, Apple announces HomePod speakers to its competitors, mainly consist of the Amazon's Echo and Google's Home.

Apple has been reported to be working on its own AI-powered digital speakers for a long time. "However, it costs $349, which is much more expensive than Amazon's Echo or Google Home".

The speaker, while expected by some industry watchers, marked Apple's first new product announcement since the Apple Watch in September 2014.

In contrast, the reviewers have criticized regarding the sound quality of both, Google and Amazon speakers. The device will likely be able to play music you like, tell you all about the weather, answer any questions you might have, and more. But they were plugged in, and Apple does match the power cord to the color of the main unit. It also needs to be fun to use, Apple said. Apple expects to launch the HomePod in December. The Amazon Echo, with its signature Alexa assistant, is still the undisputed market leader in terms of compatibility with smart home brands. Apple said all communications are encrypted.

Apple's HomePod speakers won't be arriving before fall. It starts shipping in the US, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Along with upgraded versions of iPad and Mac laptops, Apple provided look at an iMac Pro work station that had the computing built in behind the screen and was touted as the most powerful computer the company has ever made. "With over 165 million subscriptions to Apple services and quarterly revenue of $7 billion, this is an important priority for growth". A larger problem for HomePod is also one of its headlining features: Siri. Apple also laid some groundwork for augmented reality, the projection of digital features onto real-world surroundings, by giving app developers tools for incorporating AR into their products. The bullet points include updates to Apple's operating systems for everything, from the TV to Watch to mobile devices and computers.

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