Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker

The Home Pod will hit shelves in December, and is priced at $349, and apparently comes with companion speakers for creating surround-sound.

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Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple, Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products. Since the conference is focused on developers - the people who make your favorite apps - Apple also showed what software updates it has in store for later this year. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. Some of the products will be available immediately, others will come later this year. And as The Verge mentions, the Home Pod also has a "Musicologist" feature that "works with Apple Music to stream the music you ask the speaker's built-in Siri to play".

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Apple unleashed a slew of new products, software, and updates at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC, on Monday.

However, while HomePod doesn't do anything the Amazon Echo and Google Home don't do in terms of its smart functions, Apple's promises of incredible sound and a smart speaker that adapts to the room its in could give it the edge. It is coming out this fall and will be a free update. By saying, "Hey Siri, I like this song", HomePod and Apple Music become the ideal musicologist, learning preferences from hundreds of genres and moods, across tens of thousands of playlists, and these music tastes are shared across devices.

In a nod to Amazon streaming fans, Apple is also bringing Amazon Prime to its Apple TV app.

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Over the course of the past year of booming interest in bots and artificial intelligence, Siri has largely been overshadowed by competitors like Microsoft's Cortana, Amazon's Alexa, and the Google Assistant, each of which has opened up to third-party developers.

Samsung doubled the number of wearable devices shipped compared with the previous year, but it's still at fourth overall, at less than 5 percent, just ahead of Garmin. Apple's HomePod will rely on its own HomeKit for support while Google Home has various partners for smart home hardware that include Samsung, Nest and Philips.

But while Amazon and Google have stressed the daily practicalities of the artificial intelligence assistants that run Echo and Home, Apple framed HomePod more as a music-listening platform, with practicalities like reminders and calendar nearly an after thought. For Apple, having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in people's lives.

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Apple has released a new Siri-enabled speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo. It would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google.

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