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Just the same, we are starting to see accessories become available on Amazon and direct from Apple.

All the early reviews highlight that the HomePod produces vastly superior sound quality compared to its smart speaker competitors. HomePod also has a 4-inch woofer that uses dynamic software modeling to eliminate distortion as the volume is cranked up.

This could be a tacit admission by Apple that it's too late in the game for yet another smart speaker - at least in name. Google just does it all in a subdued, piecemeal fashion and - perhaps at its own expense in terms of public perception - rarely draws attention to the big picture of what's happening and how all the pieces add up.

Assuming Apple follows the same plan with the HomePod, pre-orders will probably start being accepted sometime around Black Friday, which is November 24 in 2017.

Apple pitched its speaker as primarily a music device, saying it links tightly with the company's Music streaming app, which brings in $10 in revenue per user each month. Yet Apple gadgets tend to function best within the Apple ecosystem, and Apple was quiet about whether or not the HomePod would work with third-party apps like the Echo does.

It did include the new ARkit, which Hall believes is a sign that Apple is going ahead with an "all-in AR effort" that 3D scanning modules on the upcoming smartphone would likely support.

Type to Siri AccessibilitySiri is a voice assistant but users had been asking for another way to interact with the witty AI through text-based input. It's the same Invert Colors option that's existed in the Accessibility menu for years, but with tweaks to make it more usable.

Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications.

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Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes.

Apple showed off iOS 11 on Monday at its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote and the new operating system is loaded with features that'll be great to try out when it ships this fall.

CEO Tim Cook has expressed notable interest in the field, dubbing it "extremely interesting" and referring to it as "something we're doing a lot of things on behind [the] curtain".

"These are by far the most powerful iPads we've ever created with the world's most advanced displays featuring ProMotion, the powerful new A10X Fusion chip and the advanced camera system of iPhone 7", Greg Joswiak, vice president of product marketing at Apple, said.

"Without a file manager, you really couldn't use it as a professional tool", he told TechNewsWorld.

Those advances suggest the next iPhone will serve as a launchpad for more advanced apps, which in turn will help Cook achieve his goal of doubling last year's $24 billion in services revenue over the next four years. "This is a big step up for iOS".

To address this, Apple developed a new way for apps to handle sharing in iOS 8-share extensions.