Published: Thu, June 08, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

Apple Thinks Its Smart HomePod Will 'Reinvent' Home Audio


Apple also offered some hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone, including so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images.

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is usually where Apple previews its software updates.

Apple Inc.is touting this squat 7-inch cylinder as a way to fill a room with sonic bliss. The HomePod is focused on music, with Apple stating that it "automatically analyzes the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker's location, and steers the music in the optimal direction".

Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV soon, filling a gaping hole in the Apple TV app lineup. You won't get any notifications while in the auto, and if you look at your phone, you'll see an alert reminding you that you won't receive notifications while on the road.

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The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home, released past year, have helped plant the seeds for a promising market. A Dot with the speaker of your choice seems like the right path for consumers. In fact, Amazon went as far as to remove the Apple TV from its online store in 2015 because of its lack of Prime Video support.

Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) David Limp, senior V.P. of devices, speaks at Wired Business Conference and covers voice assistant communication, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) HomePod competition, and the existence of the Ice phones.

Siri will add inflection to her voice, to say phrases three different ways. Microsoft teased a partner home speaker for Cortana earlier this year and Google has worked to bring Google Assistant to more devices alongside its Google Home personal assistant. Apple said just like the iPod reinvented music in our pockets, it wants to do the same for music in our homes.

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Apple didn't provide much other news about the Apple TV or tvOS at WWDC 2017.

Never count Apple and its many millions of fans out.

For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes.

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. "Dot and Echo through Bluetooth and Audio Out can connect to other speakers". Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.

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