Siri sounds like a dude! Apple unveils new voice assistant voice

It features a high-definition speaker and runs the Apple Music streaming service, features the company hopes will give it an edge against the Echo and Google's rival Home device.

Besides playing music, HomePod will help people to manage their lives and homes.

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription and featuring built-in Siri technology, the nearly 7-inch HomePod will come in white and Space Gray. Pretty much the only thing you need to do is hold your iPhone or iPad up to the other device that requires the password and it will instantly transfer the password to that other device.

Improvements to Siri's machine learning capabilities mean it can make a calendar event based on something you searched in Safari, Apple said. When two HomePods are placed in the same room they become a pair of stereo speakers. Priced at $349 (Rs 22,400), HomePod will be available in the market in December this year.

Latest update on June 6, 2017 at 07:44 AM by PaulRubens. First, Apple's HomePod needs to produce sound quality that is superior to Alexa and Home. Google and Apple have an entire library of features that the Echo lacks but, at the end of the day, Amazon Echo does come with Prime music and Spotify.

The next version of iOS, which powers the iPhone and iPad, as well as desktop software macOS and the Apple Watch's watchOS were also updated at the firm's annual developer conference, WWDC.

Supported features include news, unit conversion, messages, reminders, podcast playback, setting alarms and timers, translation, stock info, general knowledge, weather, traffic info, sports scores, and it also works as a HomeKit bridge.

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"HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a handsome speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion-free music and be a helpful assistant around your home". The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia.

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