Apple Unveils New HomePod, VR Features on Mac, New iPhone Software

Apple is calling them their "most powerful yet".

HomePod is a seven-inch-tall speaker that has Apple's digital assistant built in.

With a new watch face, Apple Watch promises to learn about your routines to figure out what information to display on the watch face.

The announcements follow complaints that Apple has let its Mac computers languish in favor of its better-selling products, namely the iPhone.

Apple worked with popular companies such as Cybex, Matrix, TechnoGym, Schwinn, LifeFitness, StairMaster and now Workout and watchOS 4 offer two-way sync with various fitness equipment.

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Finally, Apple spent considerable time unveiling several more new watch faces with elaborate designs, including some featuring characters from Disney's Toy Story franchise.

The company looks set to unveil iOS 11 for the iPhone and MacOS 10.13 for computers, says AppleInsider, while version 11 of the the firm's TV box is expected to appear.

Amazon introduced the Echo speaker, featuring its Alexa assistant, in 2015.

"With major updates to iMac, and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever", said John Ternus, Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Apple.

The speaker can also be a "great home assistant", said Schiller, responding to requests for news and weather, information ("When do the Red Sox play next?) HomePod can also control "Smart Home" devices that utilize Apple's "HomeKit" programming tools". Most expect a radically changed device.

However, if you're using a Windows 10 PC, the door has been left ajar in recent years, and you can now also view Apple's WWDC live stream from Microsoft's Edge browser.

Currently, Apple's Siri works with only six types of app: ride-hailing and sharing; messaging and calling; photo search; payments; fitness; and auto infotainment systems. Although Apple Watch has emerged as the leader in its technological niche, it hasn't become a smash hit like the iPhone or the iPad — at least until tablet sales started declining.

iMessages are now stored in iCloud, meaning you'll always have access to all of your messages, even when logging in on a new device. This is a desktop operating system, and may be still known as OS X. It did so today at the WWDC (World Wide Developer's Conference), its annual in-house presentation of its newest innovations for software developers as reported by The New York Times.

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