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This week on AI: Apple unveils HomePod, new iPads, new iMacs & more at WWDC

During its Monday WWDC keynote Apple delivered an onslaught of product announcements, including several new Macs and iPads, updated operating systems, and its first-ever smartspeaker, the HomePod. The company also teased future developments for the Apple TV, and both augmented and virtual reality.




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Everything you need to know:



  • The Siri-based HomePod ships in December for $349 > >
  • New 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPads feature "ProMotion" display technology > >
  • iMacs finally got speed upgrades, along with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 > >
  • A heavy-duty iMac Pro will ship in December for $4,999 > >
  • MacBooks got a little faster too > >
  • iOS 11 will offer features like a new Control Center and a Mac-like iPad interface > >
  • The next edition of macOS is called "High Sierra" > >
  • watchOS 4 will add new watchfaces and links with gym equipment > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple looks to reinvent home music with $349 HomePod, an Amazon Echo and Sonos competitor

Apple unveils $649 10.5" iPad Pro featuring 20% larger display with ProMotion, A10X CPU

Apple launches speedy new iMacs capable of VR content creation with USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports

Apple previews iMac Pro, the most powerful Mac ever built, coming in December

Apple's MacBook refresh buys time for bigger changes

Apple unveils iOS 11 with P2P Apple Pay transfers, a new sound for Siri, AirPlay 2, more

Apple refining macOS 10.12 Sierra in new High Sierra 10.13 revision

Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri watch face, connectivity with gym equipment

Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV later in 2017, more to come for tvOS

Apple announces support for external graphics cards, virtual reality platforms in macOS High Sierra

Apple redesigns App Store app with Apple Music-esque design

ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

Apple's iPad to get bigger dock, Files app, drag-and-drop & easier multitasking in iOS 11

Apple expands AppleCare+ to cover Mac users for accidental damage

Apple, other tech companies pledge to continue efforts to meet Paris climate accord

Apple cuts 2TB iCloud plan to $9.99, Family Sharing access expands in iOS 11 & High Sierra

Apple & Amazon paying into Foxconn bid for Toshiba's memory unit

Apple Watch band lineup boosted with new Sport, Nike Sport, and Pride bands

Apple TV owners to get first-ever public beta with tvOS 11

Apple Music exec Bozoma Saint John joins Uber as chief brand officer

Apple could expand NFC capabilities beyond Apple Pay in iOS 11

First 'Planet of the Apps' episode drops tonight, free to watch

Apple's Tim Cook, other tech CEOs poised to attend White House summit led by Jared Kushner

Apple won't have gigabit downloads on 'iPhone 8' because of Intel modems - report