Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

Apple Is Eyeing Augmented Reality for a Helping Hand

Apple Is Eyeing Augmented Reality for a Helping Hand

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, CEO Tim Cook addressed the question of whether Apple was late to the market.

One announcement generating a lot of buzz is Apple's new HomePod. An "app" black market sets up shop in a back alley, complete with a physical Tinder and booth for crushing real candy.

Since the launch of Amazon's Echo a year ago and Google Home in March, both of which have been popular with consumers, Apple had been widely expected to enter the market.

"I'm dispensing with the updates other than to say Apple's doing great", said Cook.

The device was previewed on stage Monday at WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose.

It was not clear how Amazon and Apple came to terms on the video player. There are new watch faces.

Apple on Monday unveiled its "HomePod" speaker as it moved to challenge Amazon Alexa and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. It will also be possible to exchange data between gym equipment and the watch.

Onstage, Apple's worldwide head of marketing, Phil Schiller, described how the speaker analyzes the song it's playing and adjusts its output.

The reality is that everyone loses out when rivalries get in the way of common sense.

The new version of Apple's mobile operating system has received a series of updates, including an update to Siri. The browser is also adding "intelligent" tracking prevention in order to cut down on ads that follow you around the Internet. Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.

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The device is less than 7-inch tall. Video compression will be higher quality, according to Apple.

These were flashy demonstrations created to prove the possibilities of AR, but if Apple's AR toolkit for developers is as easy to implement as Apple suggests, iOS could quickly become the platform for augmented reality.

To that end, Apple is splitting out the games and apps categories, and providing in-house features on the essential downloads for your iPhone or iPad. To bridge the gap, it's built a superpowered version of its all-in-one iMac that will be available in December.

The new iPad Pro will be available in three sizes, including a 10.5 inch model. The iMacs are capable of powering VR thanks to upgraded graphics cards inside, while the MacBooks require a Thunderbolt 3 external GPU.

Virtual reality has been described as the next big thing for decades.

Schiller was much more interested in talking up Siri as a "musicologist". They'll also include higher performance graphics chips to support VR. Developers are being given tools to place 3-D images of objects in the iPhone camera's field of view.

iOS 11 will give the new iPad Pro improved multitasking and file management capabilities.

Apple is also bringing the ability to send money to friends or other people through its payment service, Apple Pay. Alexa, the Echo's assistant, launched just two years, but it's already grown into an impressive competitor to Siri.

Amazon's Kindle app for Apple's iPhone lets people read but not buy books, which must be purchased directly from Amazon's website.

For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard.

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