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In addition, Apple's tvOS and watchOS received minor updates. Apple is playing catch up. Apple also announced a new macOS dubbed "High Sierra" that should please Mac users on both the professional and consumer side. The Apple Maps app will have more detailed airport maps for a selection of airports. Over the last 16 years, during the week of WWDC, Apple stock has only risen once and that was likely because of a 7-for-1 stock split.
  • There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro

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    Apple says it does not want its customers using its products while driving and so has introduced a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode that will be activated when the phone senses the user is in a auto. The iPhone screen will be locked to prevent drivers from using their apps while driving, CNN reports. You can open a second app from the Dock, and both apps remain active in Slide Over as well as Split View.
  • Apple just unveiled an Amazon Echo competitor that's twice the price

    Apple just unveiled an Amazon Echo competitor that's twice the price

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    With HomePod , only after " Hey Siri " is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier. As for its hardware, the HomePod sports an array of six microphones; a set-up that is expected to let Siri hear the user's instructions or messages even when the music is playing loudly or the person is situated at a distance from the home speaker .
  • Apple Updates iMac Line

    Apple Updates iMac Line

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    Radeon Pro 500 graphics also support GPU acceleration through OpenCL across creative applications like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. The base model of the iMac will have the Intel Iris Plus Graphics that is claimed to be 80% faster than the previous generation GPU. At today's WWDC event in San Jose, California, Apple announced incremental updates to its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup.
  • Apple confirms its rumored "Siri speaker", officially named HomePod

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    Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard. But overall, Apple showed enough innovation at WWDC 2017 to give consumers and marketers reason to believe that the upcoming introduction of the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone will capture hearts, minds, dollars, and our attention.
  • Apple's New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo

    Apple's New HomePod Speaker to Compete with Amazon Echo

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    Apple also introduced a new version of its business-oriented iPad Pro at an intermediate size with more storage, a better display and an improved camera. Google sells Home for US$180, promoting the smart speakers with discounts. Where does this position Apple relative to Amazon and the Echo? Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Echo smart home speaker device now dominates the global intelligent home speaker market.
  • Apple Reveals Homepod Device

    Apple Reveals Homepod Device

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    New photo editing tools, as well as filtering tools based on machine learning which can sort images by keywords and faces, will refresh the Photos app in High Sierra too. But perhaps Apple wants to introduce this new device category slowly so that any initial missteps in the product won't get the outsized bad publicity such flubs might get if they start malfunctioning at the outset of that season.
  • Apple Watch gets 'smarts' from Siri

    Apple Watch gets 'smarts' from Siri

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    IDC estimates that Apple shipped about 3.6 million watches during the first three months of the year . Apple is expected to unveil new features for its Apple Watch as its Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on Monday. The company also unveiled new iMacs for software programmers with better displays and graphics capabilities. It's not just the National Football League and NFL-related programming that will be devoured now that Prime Video is going to be more accessible.