Apple gives users first glimpse of the new iOS 11

Elizabeth Williams
June 6, 2017

Announcing a new version of the iPad Pro at the start of its developer's conference, WWDC, the newly announced iPad Pro 10.5 will come with a much brighter, bigger display, but not overly changed too much in size, thanks to changes to the design.

You can pre-order the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro today, and it will ship out next week. It features a 12-megapixel camera-like that on the iPhone 7-and a 7MP selfie cam. "Subscription required for Apple Music", reads a disclaimer on Apple's website.

Called ARKit, the tool harnesses inputs from the motion sensors and cameras in iOS devices to allow apps to superimpose virtual elements-a 3D mug of steaming coffee, for instance-onto real-world objects seen through the device's camera-say, a coffee table.

CoreML also uses a machine learning model converter, which allows developers to take machine learning programs created in third-party frameworks like Caffe or Turi and execute them on-device in iOS, WatchOS and so on. It starts at $649 with a 64GB storage configuration. Apple's main competitors in this area would be Amazon Echo and Google Home, with Amazon now leading the pack by a wide margin.

"Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes", said Schiller, in a press release. Last year, Apple opened Siri up to certain developers, such as Uber and Pinterest.

HomePod and its Siri will be available in black or white. The company said it will ship it to more worldwide markets in 2018.

The HomePod - due to launch in December - looks like a mesh cylinder.

New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information over images of those places in the future. In addition, the latest macOS, High Sierra, will support virtual reality. Daryanani said Apple may also announce an iPad Pro with a faster processor in an attempt to revive its long-slumping tablet sales.

Apple's voice-controlled Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and will make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats.

The new iOS update of iOS includes an update to Siri that features improved speech, such as the ability to help translate sentences into different languages. iOS 11 also has become more cognitive, maintaining better on-device remembrances of what you do on your iPhone or iPad. iMessages now will remain in the iCloud for better record-keeping.

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