WWDC 2017: Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iOS 11, iMac Pro and 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Apple has announced a range of new hardware products and software features at its annual developers’ conference. The biggest announcement of the evening was the HomePod, a Siri-powered speaker designed to rival Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home. Other news included the best features of the upcoming iOS 11, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and enhanced MacBook and iMac computers. Here’s a round-up of everything new Apple announced at WWDC 2017.

iOS 11

Apple’s upcoming mobile software iOS 11 includes a more helpful Siri, phone-to-phone payments within iMessage and a control center that collates all functions in one place. iOS 11 features a “Do Not Disturb while Driving” mode that turns iPhone screens black and stops users from replying to messages. It will be available in the Autumn.

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HomePod speaker

Apple’s latest product is a 7-inch high speaker called the HomePod that is fitted with an A8 chip that adjusts sound based on the shape and size of the room its on and respond to commands. It is fitted with Siri and has been designed to rival the Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers.

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10.5-inch iPad Pro

A 10.5-inch iPad Pro is replacing the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and joining the 12.9-inch version. Apple has designed separate iOS 11 features for iPad that make it work more like an Apple computer.

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New MacBook laptops and computers

Apple has enhanced its iMac desktop and MacBook laptop computers with enhanced processors and memory power. It also unveiled a new iMac Pro that has a 5K screen, comes in space grey and will go on sale for $4,999.

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watchOS 4 and TV OS 

Apple has announced macOS High Sierra for its computers. The new software comes with a refined, faster Safari that blocks videos from playing automatically and stops websites from tracking users. It is compatible with virtual reality for the first time and features tweaks to Mail, Photos and file storage.It has also unveiled new software for the Watch called watchOS 4, which includes a Siri face that can offer personalised advice through the day. Amazon Prime Video will join Apple TV later this year, Apple said of its TV OS.

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