Apple expected to launch smart speaker


Money you receive is put into a new Apple Pay Cash account, which can either be transferred directly back into your bank account or used to buy stuff from trailers which accept Apple Pay online.

Before making the announcements, Cook said that this year "it is going to be the best and biggest WWDC ever".

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For more info on Apple's new products and features head to their website. The app will let users stream all the Amazon original hits. Viewers want to watch their favorite programs on whatever device they choose.

Moreover, this HomePod is more expensive as compared to Amazon Echo and Google Home.

All in all, it was a big day for Apple, with more big news expected tomorrow, on Day 2 of the worldwide developers conference. Siri will also get a translation feature for different languages like Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

The feature is part of the new iOS 11. Or make that new voices, with a male version of Siri is getting a refresh, too. This effectively means that the convenient single sign-on that was earlier available for various social apps such as Facebook and Twitter, thanks to the system-level integration, will no longer be available for users. (Maybe.) Will it be a MacBook update??

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Apple replaced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch screen that sports a thinner bezel and so it's roughly the same size but offers 20% more usable screen space.

Both of the gadgets are fitted with a super powerful new processor chip. A new Do Not Disturb mode will sense when you are driving and disable notifications.

In addition to updating hardware and its major operating systems including tvOS, iOS, macOS and watchOS, a few other updates stood out.

Currently, watching Prime Video on an Apple TV requires you to sling it from the Prime Video app on an iPhone or iPad via AirPlay, a clunky-at-best solution that doesn't always work well and (from my own personal experience) reduces video quality relative to a direct stream. Onstage, Apple quickly translated a sentence from English to Chinese - at launch, the feature will include translation support in Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Priced at $349, the HomePod is poised to ship later this year just in time for the holidays.

Speaking to 5,300 attendees who are mostly app developers at the mega hall of McEnery Convention Center, the head honcho of Apple gave an introduction and brief insight on all the new announcements, followed by detailed presentations by respective product heads. The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google.

Amazon just unveiled a version of Echo with a camera, touch-screen display and video-calling capabilities. Apple said the upgrades make the Mac a great platform for developing virtual reality experiences.

The arrival of a Prime Video app on the Apple TV would cap off nearly two years of feuding between the companies. The company said its App Store has so far paid out 70 billion US dollars to developers, of which 30 percent was made a year ago.