Get Two Sonos Speakers for Price of Single Apple HomePod

Alain Brian
Juin 8, 2017

The "HomePod" speaker unveiled Monday is similar to devices from rivals, some of which have been on the market for years. By integrating Siri, Apple has turned HomePod into a "hub for information and a control device for IoT and home automation devices", observes ZDnet. It also responds to the iconic "Hey Siri" activation command phrase. Whether singly or in a pair with AirPlay 2 for serious stereo sound, indoors or out, and utilizing only your voice and the data collected and processed by the A8 chip, HomePod instantaneously modifies the sound being projected, and can, through the aid of an algorithm that determines time, space, volume and frequency, upmix direct and ambient sound to affect the most flawless, acoustically defined music you may have ever heard.

During the unveiling, Apple spent a lot of time discussing spatial awareness. That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said.

It will be released in the US, United Kingdom and Australia in December, and the rest of the world next year.

Rather than focusing on being a digital assistant like the Amazon Alexa, the focus of the Apple HomePod is music.

In totality, the HomePod managed to impress the first bunch of reviewers, but does it have in it what it takes to commercially take down the Google Home, Amazon Echo or Sonos Play:3?

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is an annual event at which the Cupertino-based company showcases its new technologies. Apple said both are appearing at WWDC as "sneak peaks", and they weren't lying.

Apple will roll out the free update sometime this fall.

MacBook Pro can handle VR too, with some help from an external graphics processor. And it is here that things take on an exciting turn, for the device are in reality a digital assistant and are there to help sort out many your daily chores. That's a bold claim given that this is Apple's first major foray into the speaker market.

While Apple radically redesigned the messaging experience in iOS 10, the next update will focus on improving on those core technologies and features. Only the most recent messages will be kept on the device to save storage space.

For photos, Apple is turning to a "high efficiency" format to replace the widely used JPEG standard. What's more, that project is still in the works. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.

And the operating system for mobile devices is getting a major update with iOS 11.

Apple says its Safari browser on the Mac will try to guard your privacy by identifying and blocking data files that track you as you move from website to website. It will allow users to automatically block auto-play videos by detecting videos that shouldn't be playing when you open a webpage to read an article, for example.

This comes as competition increases, with devices such as Google's Chromebook and Microsoft's Surface eating into Apple's tablet market share.

A redesigned control center will also allow you to easily change settings and switch your music, all in one place. Priced at $1,299, these new models are now available.

Moreover, Apple refreshed the MacBook line.

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