Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday (June 5) in San Jose, California, announcing a number of big changes for the tech giant. Among the new offerings from Apple is a challenge to the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices along with operating system updates.
The company’s smart-speaker, the HomePod, is going after the growing online home assistant buyers with the Siri-assisted device. On the company’s homepage, the device is billed as a “breakthrough home speaker delivering amazing sound and providing incredible intelligence” and much is being written about the power of the audio for the HomePod, which won’t be available until December.
Other changes include the introduction of a new iPad Pro, the iOS 11 update, MacOS High Sierra, and the iMac Pro. The Apple Watch OS will also be upgraded, along with and fully redesigned App Store. There is also the highly-anticipated and powerful iMac Pro, which has a hefty $5,000 price tag to boot when it debuts this December and is being touted as the most powerful machine the company has rolled out.
Learn more about Apple’s announcements and to see the WWDC keynote address, click here.
Below, check out a few preview vids for the company’s latest items.