This week on AI: Apple's HomePod reviewed, 'iOS 12' plans, iPhone AR & more

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At long last AppleInsider finally had a chance to review the HomePod, Apple's first entry into the smartspeaker universe. Other points of interest during the week included plans for "iOS 12," and more hints that future iPhones will have rear-facing 3D sensors.

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Everything you need to know:

  • The HomePod sounds great, but Siri is a problem > >
  • Here's how the HomePod's audio ranks against other smartspeakers > >
  • Starting with "iOS 12," Apple may roll out features more gradually > >
  • Rear-facing 3D sensors could reach iPhones as soon as 2019 > >
  • Apple is rushing to fix a messaging bug that crashes iPhones and iPads > >
  • Shareholders voted against Apple setting up a human rights committee > >
  • The next TV show joining Apple's slate is based on NBA star Kevin Durant > >

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