Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

HomePod, powered Apple's Siri digital assistant, will be priced at $349 when it begins shipping in December in the United States, Australia and Britain, the tech giant announced at its annual developers conference.

New features coming to iPhones and iPads, meanwhile, include marginal improvements such as syncing messages to Apple servers in the cloud, saving storage space on phones and tablets.

But Apple is relatively "slow" as similar features have already been developed and adopted by local companies including Tencent with WeChat, Baidu and Xiaomi.

Leading up to it, Apple says those outside app developers have earned more than $70 billion since Apple's app store launched in 2008.

There will be collections, a new Daily List centred around particular themes, and a second tab dedicated to new and popular Games. The new iOS also features a new keyboard that gives access to punctuation features by flicking down on keys, allowing for faster typing.

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, "HomePod" provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music.

The Apple Pay Cash Card will pick up money received, which can be used for further Apple Pay payments, or to transfer money back into your account.

Cleveland Cavaliers Will Focus On Being More Physical In Game 2
After dropping the first two games at Golden State, Cleveland beat the Warriors at home, helping set up the Cavs' epic comeback. Mike Brown has been serving as the Warriors' acting coach since Game 3 of the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers .

The Siri watch face aims to be useful for users as well as offering the time. It will support, Chinese, French, German, and others at first, with more to come later.

Siri can now translate for you.

In the camera department, a new compression technology called High-Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) has been introduced to reduces the file size of photographs and videos. In the Photos app, there will be even more memories to experience.

The Activity app is also getting an overhaul with watchOS 4. Oh, and the new iPad Pro uses Lightning, not USB-C.

Been trying to be a safer driver and not look at your phone while behind the wheel?

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 news app is self-explanatory, with it you'll be able to get all the headlines right to your wrist.

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