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It unveiled HomePod, a new 7-inch tall speaker for playing music, checking the news and controlling other connected devices in the home.

Apple WWDC 2017: What will be the key announcements?

According to MacRumors, Apple is working on developing an "Echo-like" smart speaker for its digital voice assistant, Siri. Additionally, Apple will offer new Smart Keyboards in 30 more languages for both tablets. Finally for streaming via Apple TV, you'll need a second or third generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.

Siri can now translate for you.

"It will reinvent home audio", said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia.

Amazon's Echo speaker has been a sleeper hit.

At the company's annual developer conference on Monday, Apple announced a new WiFi speaker called HomePod that will play music and respond to voice commands with Apple's digital assistant, Siri.

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

One of the most noticeable updates is that Siri is getting a brand new voice-both male and female-to make the assistant sound more natural and less like it's a T-900 Terminator robot. But the company relented, and Apple's larger phones have become hot commodities as more people have embraced having a bigger display to look at pictures and watch video on the devices.

"With major updates to iMac, and a refresh of our MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, the Mac is stronger than ever", John Ternus, Apple's vice president of hardware engineering, said in a statement. "Although Apple has done a great job of being extremely profitable without having to cater to the mainstream, and they will drop their price over time", he said.

We got a new Dock, which can be stuffed with far more apps than the old one, and that acts as an app switcher accessible from anywhere - not just a Home screen.

Ahead of the Cupertino firm's Worldwide Developer Conference tonight, a new app has been spotted on the app store.

Safari, Apple's web browser, is getting new features aimed at online annoyances. It will not actually block ads, though.

Apart from a smart speaker, Apple lovers might also be treated to a new 10.5 inch iPad Pro, per sources.

Apple is introducing a number of effects into the Live Photos feature. Motion tracking, ambient lighting and scale estimation will let developers create augmented reality in their own apps. Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay using Apple Pay.