Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: Apple Struggling With Privacy Concerns

Smart speakers are hot nowadays. Though each one works smart and apt, Google Home is an inch ahead because of Google's own enhanced search results. But Google and Apple don't offer a budget option at all.

It unveiled HomePod, a new 7-inch tall speaker for playing music, checking the news and controlling other connected devices in the home.

While many expected Apple to unveil a home smart assistant and speaker to tackle Amazon Echo and Google Home, the Cupertino-based technology firm actually took quite a different direction since its HomePod is primarily marketed as a wireless music listening device. The Amazon Echo and Google Home are under $200, but Apple folks argue that the higher price tag is worth it.

Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the Apple HomePod comes out into the markets at a price point of $349. You could link Amazon Echo with various smart home devices.

While Chrome has become the go to browser for many Mac users over the years, the macOS High Sierra version of Safari will also keep you from being tracked by advertisers. The long and short of it then is that Apple HomePod is just that-it is a smart speaker with an assistant.

Apple has entered the Bluetooth speaker market with the HomePod.

Changes included making iPads more efficient and being able to send money to friends using Apple's messaging application for mobile devices.

At this conference, Apple also launched other new products and updated softwares.

Apple on Monday introduced a music speaker, its first hardware since Apple Watch was rolled out two years ago, at this year's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple said the speakers have "spatial awareness" that adjusts the speaker's sound levels to the acoustic conditions of the particular room. Synced with Apple Music, it provides unending access to one of the largest music catalogs in the world.

Apple HomePod is created to analyze a room's acoustics, adjust the sound based on location and point the music in the optimal direction. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops.

HomePod users may initially be constrained by Siri's lack of capabilities as compared to Alexa, which also boasts the ability to order millions of Amazon products as well as food from restaurants like Domino's. HomePod might also have some unique appeal to folks who've invested in Apple's burgeoning HomeKit smart home ecosystem.

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