Apple unveils iOS 11 at WWDC

The current version is just Sierra.

The speaker will be powered by a powerful A8 chip and will use machine learning to sense the shape of your room and play music accordingly.

The new gadget will be a direct rival to both the Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers. Apple said all communications are encrypted.

While Apple's (AAPL) iMac updates and the new HomePod speaker drew most of the attention at the company's World Wide Developers conference Monday, investors may have missed the most notable trend coming from the tech giant.

The company rolled out new tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads.

But Apple is late to the game on VR. But so far, interest has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users. Apple's entry into the market could change that.

Apple has also announced a 10.5-inch iPad Pro which will replace the existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro and join the existing 12.9-inch version. Yet it isn't as bulky as the 12.9-inch model. That's relevant because they will ship with iOS 10, though there are features in iOS 11-which ships this fall-aimed at the new iPad Pro models.

Apple christened the processor in the new iPad Pro models A10X Fusion. New iMacs and Macbook laptops will start shipping from Monday.

The mobile operating system will also get a new file management system that is much more closely aligned with the traditional file systems found on desktop and laptop computers.

The demo itself is awesome, showing the theoretical capabilities of AR on iOS devices, which could usher in a whole new era of mobile gaming in the not so distant future.

Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights.

The camera will have improved image quality, and Apple has added a new technology called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), which reduces the file size of iPhone 7 or 7 Plus photos. That refresh rate dynamically adjusts depending on what you're viewing for smarter power conservation.

Apple Music gets some updates too, as you'll be able to see what your friends have been listening too thanks to new public profiles. The service uses the card already registered with Apple's Wallet app and pays funds into a new Apple Pay Cash account. "That, in turn, could boost usage of the Apple Pay service, which has been underwhelming in the almost three years since it launched".

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