Siri in starring role as Apple debuts latest products

The demo included music such as Sia's "The Greatest" and Kendrick Lamar's "DNA" played on the Apple, Sonos, and Amazon speakers. Using an a newer iPhone or Apple Watch, you can pay for items on the go at supported retailers via NFC technology. These include the calling & messaging, ride sharing and hailing apps, fitness, photo searching, payments, and auto infotainment systems.

Activity notifications in watchOS 4 will be more personalized. It's also easier to mark up screenshots and documents with the Apple Pencil stylus.

Could the long-rumored iPad Pro 2 or Siri Speaker be in attendance?

Activated by voice with Apple's natural language user interface Siri, it will have access to Apple Music, a music-streaming service.

The company is casting Siri as a music connoisseur that will learn and cater to the tastes of the HomePod's owners, as well as answer questions about the songs as they are played. Apple CEO Tim Cook promised more updates around tvOS later this year.

Siri-powered speaker: An Internet-connected speaker called HomePod is coming in December for about $350.

The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home, released a year ago, were the first entrants in a promising market.

As you update to the latest iOS 11 Beta 1 please be sure to return and share what's new or changed in the latest beta in the comments section below! This year's conference is more widely anticipated than that of any previous year because Apple is expected to announce a number of new things at the conference.

Mallya 'intends to attend' all Team India Champions Trophy matches
Sixty-year-old chief of Kingfisher - which owes over Rs 9,000 crore to various Indian banks - Mallya is now wanted in India. Mallya also hailed team India captain Virat Kohli for his splendid performance in the match.

"Whenever these companies try to freeze each other out, the consumer always loses", said Paul Verna, an analyst at research firm eMarketer.

"It's time for a more modern file system", said Federighi.

Amazon introduced the Echo speaker, featuring its Alexa assistant, in 2015.

The iMac Pro is a matte gray 27-inch computer that Apple says is the most powerful Mac it's ever made.

Apple is expected to announce plans for a speaker on Monday. Safari is adding autoplay blocking, so videos don't start playing without your approval. It will not actually block ads, though.

High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) replaces JPEG on the Camera enhancement front, aiming to both reduce size and, incredibly enough, improve picture quality. It's part of Apple's effort to entice professionals with tablets that can handle many tasks previously reserved for laptops.

The conference is typically devoted to software updates and this year, Apple released a series of new features and updates for the iPhone, the iPad, Mac and the Apple Watch - including an augmented-reality kit for developers aimed at making the iPhone "the largest AR platform in the world".

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