Apple has given Siri new male and female voices, described as more natural and expressive, and added abilities such as translating English phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Check. A parade of presenters we've never seen before?
Apple is making software tools available for outside app writers to design apps with augmented reality.
Every year we sit through keynotes like this, waiting with bated breath for the tech giant to surprise and delight us. A pretty lacklustre WWDC by Apple standards, which doesn't exactly fill me with hope that the company is learning from its downward curve. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.
Control center: Apple is revamping the control center on iOS - the panel that pops up to let you control volume, brightness, etc. - by enlarging it and spacing out some of the functions.
"This does a great job of extending the tentacles of Apple services".
A year ago the company killed the headphone jack on the iPhone and called it "courage". The speakers will be initially exclusive to the US, UK and Australia. I checked the Applewebsite and they are touting a December release date, but the Canadian version of the site does not even have an entry for it. (It appears to be a touchscreen with volume controls and a Siri animation.) Will it work with other music services like Spotify? Apple plans to ship it in December-first to customers in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the device. Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.
But what's so special about the speaker that Apple is naturally claiming will "reinvent home music"?
Why buy it? Because it comes in Space Gray and looks "badass".
Bajarin, who attended a demonstration of the product prior to Monday's announcement, said the company needed to resolve "some technical issues" before the HomePod is mass produced for the global market. The company hasn't confirmed whether Apple TV will pop back up on its online store given that both have entered a deal, it seems.
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. But ask yourself this: fundamentally, what message is the company trying to reinforce here? He said that iOS 10 had almost 96 per cent satisfaction with 86 per cent iPhone users installing the update as compared to only seven per cent Android users who installed Android Nougat - the latest version of Google's operating system. While iOS 11 doesn't offer up any game-changing new additions, it does have a load of small tweaks and additions that amount to something big indeed.
On the software front, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani expects the iOS 11 - the next operating system for Apple's iPhones and iPads - to get an overhaul that will accommodate the anticipated removal of the home button from the 10th anniversary model of the iPhone due out later this year. What would the casual, non-nerdy viewer make of it all?
Apple also says it'll be easy to pair with your Apple devices, just like it is with the Apple AirPods due to the W1 chip and support multi-room audio - a feature we greatly appreciated in this year's Beats headphones line-up.
John Knoll of Industrial Light & Magic, right, speaks about virtual reality. What's the killer app here?
In Game 4 last night, and on his birthday no less, Fisher skated for just over 18 minutes, mostly against Sidney Crosby . Thursday's victor will have a chance to clinch the Stanley Cup in Game 6 on Sunday night in Nashville .
But the most important new member, the team's new superstar, Durant, can identify with what the Warriors went through. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in the opener and Love had a big day in Game 2, but starters Tristan Thompson and J.R.
The IS group often claims attacks around the world, even when links to the group can not be confirmed and appear dubious. Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Riyadh and Washington of being "involved" in Wednesday's attacks and vowed revenge.
It comes days after Riyadh and other Sunni Muslim powers cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of backing Tehran and militant groups. State TV later said four attackers are involved in the parliament attack, and that eight people were wounded.
My dad always told me, "Pay a nickel more, ' even though we didn't have a nickel, 'pay a nickel more" for what it is you need. But Green said they're not consumed with 16-0 like they were with the regular-season mark for wins past year .
According to the CAPA Center for Aviation, the carrier had 55 daily flights to Saudi Arabia and the UAE before the diplomatic row. Qatar also imports its food , with a significant percentage coming through Saudi Arabia. "Nobody wants to hurt Qatar ".
Trump announced his intention to choose Wray in a tweet Wednesday morning, calling him "a man of impeccable credentials". Comey says he did offer the president that "assurance", but resisted Trump's appeals to make that information public.
Dublin City university (DCU) has fallen by 11 places from 380th to 391th, but has managed to remain within the top 300. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the list, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University .
Airlines suspended flights and residents nervous about the peninsula's lone land border closing cleaned out grocery store shelves. Flight tracker websites showed Qatar Airways flights taking a circuitous route mostly over Iran to avoid their neighbors.
Congressional Republicans seized on Comey's remarks that he three times told Trump he personally wasn't under investigation. But Republicans are likely to press Comey on why he did not raise his concerns about Trump publicly or resign.
Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC
Reportedly, Apple is working on a "dark mode" for the entire operating system, which changes most backgrounds from white to black. The event is typically the second-most anticipated of the year for the company, after its usual iPhone unveiling every fall.
Fresh violence in MP, farmers say police killed eight
The scheme will cover around six lakh farmers, with accumulated dues of Rs 6,000 crore, according to the government. In a sign that the government is on the backfoot, two top district officials have been suspended.
Ariana Grande critic Piers Morgan apologizes to singer
By re-releasing one of her biggest hits, the songstress is making it clear that she has nothing but love for everyone involved. About 50,000 fans gathered in an act of defiance and strength for the sold-out One Love Manchester concert on Sunday .
Apple Launches HomePod-A Smart Speaker for Homes
Apple has finally unveiled its answer to Amazon's and Google's smart speakers slash digital assistants - and it's called HomePod . Other features include a room-sensing technology that will automatically adapt the sound to the size of its location.
Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor
Other new watchfaces include a kaleidoscope and new characters such as Woody, Jesse, and Buzz from the Toy Story movie franchise. After touting the work of Apple's developers, Cook announced that Amazon is coming to Apple TV with its Prime Video app.
UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign
Britons have until 2100 GMT ( 4am Friday, Thailand time) to vote, and there will be an exit poll as soon as voting ends. Police confirmed on Wednesday the Saturday death toll had risen to eight after they found a body in the River Thames.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
The new iPad Pro will have a 10.5-inch screen, placing it between the current 9.7 and 13-inch screens of Apple's flagship tablet. The device , called HomePod , will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home .
Trump picks former Justice Department official to lead FBI
Wray headed the department's criminal division in the Bush administration and oversaw investigations into corporate fraud. He represented Christie in the Bridgegate political scandal that resulted in two of the governor's aides being convicted.
Apple Wants to Rock the Market With HomePod, Faces Challenges
Users will also be available to control smart home products such as connected lighting by speaking to Siri through the HomePod . Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home , the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes.