HomePod brings Apple's Siri into the living room

Apple's Phil Schiller talks about the new HomePod speaker at WWDC.

HomePod also doubles as a smart home hub, the latest HomeKit-friendly hub besides the Apple TV (and your iOS device).

As you'd expect from Apple, the HomePod isn't without its fair share of speaker smarts.

In another point of differentiation from its competition, the Apple HomePod seems to be only set up for Apple Music, according to The Verge.

What beast is this? Apple's banking on this thing sounding damn good, and hoping the rest will fall into place.

Tim Cook, CEO, speaks during Apple's annual world wide developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, US June 5, 2017.

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Big or small, at least we have a choice of iPad Pros this time. They have redesigned Retina displays, with a 120Hz refresh rate. But the real star of the iPad show is ProMotion. For iPad, iOS 11 will introduce a customizable dock for the tablet. Its creator Andy Rubin (who also helped develop Android), says that Essential Home will also be an open platform, able to interact with every other smart-home assistant.

Cool tech but ProMotion is a bad name. Planned Mac updates will include refreshed versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro with faster Intel Corp. processors, Bloomberg News reported earlier this month.

Apple is making a push into VR with updates to macOS and new graphics chips in its iMacs.

The iMac Pro is extremeley impressive on paper, but isn't ready for testing just yet.

Apple's mobile operating system will see an upgrade in the third quarter of this year.

While Siri would respond well to your voice commands, the control is not only with it.

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Users' iMessages will now be stored in the cloud and users can manage these messages on any device linked to the relevant Apple account.

In January, the company was sued by a USA couple whose daughter was killed by a driver allegedly using FaceTime on his iPhone. There's also a Do Not Disturb While Driving mode that activates when the device thinks you're behind the wheel. Called High Sierra, it recognizes more faces automatically, which should make it easier to organize photos, and will offer more photo editing tools.

WatchOS 4 will also bring updates to the watch's fitness tracking, including a new user interface for the workout app and new integrations with gym equipment manufacturers.

The app allows Fire TV users to search for items by typing in text, with the ability to filter your search results by department, and use numerous other shopping features and functions inherent to the Amazon website, such as the ability to add items to a wish list, view customer reviews and product recommendations, choose from saved payment methods and select shipping options.

Apple also may introduce its next Mac computer, along with the next operating system powering the machine. Valve has announced that SteamVR for macOS is now in beta. USA pricing is $349, worldwide pricing information will come a bit later.

Users will also be given monthly challenges to encourage excercise. Unlike Sonos that requires you to wave your phone around to create a better "sound landscape" using its TruePlay technology, Apple says that the speaker sends out an array of sounds and then uses the six built-in microphones to hear how those sounds reverberate around the room.

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