More than 35 million people in the US are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than doubling from last year, according the research firm eMarketer. You can now pay each other using Apple Pay. Samsung and Google already have VR systems centered on their smartphones.
On the software front, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani expects the iOS 11 - the next operating system for Apple's iPhones and iPads - to get an overhaul that will accommodate the anticipated removal of the home button from the 10th anniversary model of the iPhone due out later this year.
One of my favourite new camera features has to be the long exposure live-effect though. "But one thing hasn't changed and that is our commitment to our developer community and to do really awesome things". Apple confirms that the app supports local and cloud storage.
Apple Watch has emerged as the market leader for smartwatches - but it has competition after including basic fitness trackers in the count.
The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 per cent in the first quarter. CoreML gives developers on-device machine learning capabilities so they can easily make apps that will predict, learn and become more intelligent. 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. It will not block the ads themselves, though. Apple said it has also updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel's most recent "Kaby Lake" processors. iOS 11 for Developers At the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple demonstrated the power of bringing new AR experiences to iPhone and iPad and introduced additional tools to help millions of talented developers around the world bring new features and experiences to over one billion active Apple devices.
Siri is also getting a pretty big update in iOS 11 and it starts with a new voice (male and female) that sounds much more natural and less robotic.
Siri is also getting an instant translation feature that many travellers will be excited about.
Apple also announced Apple Pay Cash, its own digital debit card that lets recipients of P2P payments transfer the cash to a bank account or spend it at ecommerce sites and physical retail stores. It will also be possible to exchange data between gym equipment and the watch.