The iPhone-maker has started manufacturing a long-in-the-works Siri-controlled smart speaker, according to people familiar with the matter.
As for how Apple's offering might differ from existing smart speakers already on the market, there are rumblings that the device will feature a touchscreen, a design that Apple executive Phil Schiller arguably confirmed just earlier this month during an interview. It's unclear if the Siri speaker will indeed make its debut at WWDC, potentially significantly ahead of its actual launch, though in some ways the developer audience there does make sense. Along with generating virtual surround sound, the speakers being tested are louder and reproduce sound more crisply than rival offerings, the people said. That product was created to more closely resemble a Sonos-like Wifi-connected device without a smart assistant, and was killed by Apple following the acquisition.
This year's developers conference will be the first since 2013 to introduce new hardware.
Additionally, a new Bloomberg report sheds some more light on how Apple may carve out space for itself in a market now dominated by Google and Amazon. Apple hopes to differentiate its version of a common product with better sound quality, and features like virtual surround sound and sensors that are able to measure a room and adjust the acoustics accordingly.
The final piece of the puzzle, of course, is to try and lock users further into Apple's ecosystem of products and services. Last year, Apple opened up Siri on the iPhone to the likes of Uber Technologies Inc. and Facebook Inc., allowing a user to order a ride or send a WhatsApp message with a voice command.
Greater Manchester police said after this morning's raids that they were "keeping an open mind" in a "fast-moving investigation". The Conservatives and Labour are to resume local general election campaigning on Thursday, and national campaigning on Friday.
She paired the one shoulder, thigh-high slit gown with Chloe Gosselin's platform shoes and De Grisogono diamond earrings and cuff. She didn't seem too upset by the fashion faux-pas, and was later seen partying the night away with her fellow models.
He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals as the Cavs romped to a 135-102 victory and a 4-1 series win. LeBron and Kyrie combined for 28 third-quarter points, with Irving going for 13 points and four assists in the frame.
The move is an abrupt shift from past instructions that have mostly told civilians to stay in place until the fighting is over. The enclave covers mainly the Old City centre and three adjacent districts alongside the western bank of the Tigris river.
James had earlier been whistled for his fourth foul with nearly seven minutes left in the first half, sending him to the bench. The Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 65-42 in the second half, thanks to Irving's playoff career high in points.
One of the few times Gustafsson didn't just evade Teixeira's lunge was in the third round, when he almost finished the fight. He went into the fifth round against Glover Teixeira on Sunday but didn't require the judges.
The previous year, many students and teachers said that components of the JEE (Advanced) were particularly challenging. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question.
In 2015, a grand jury declined to criminally charge Loehmann in the Rice shooting. "We still need accountability". Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day.
The wall is in the Old City, a part of east Jerusalem , which the US and most of the world consider to be occupied territory. Trump said as a candidate he would move the embassy to Jerusalem , but now says he's studying the issue.
Johanna Konta crashes out of French Open
The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday. Konta, 26, is yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros after three successive first-round losses.
KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks
Abedi spent time in Libya before the attack and transited through Istanbul and Dusseldorf airports on his way back to Britain. She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely".
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
In light of that need for roster enhancement, this could have been the last parquet party for a fair number of those in uniform. The deficit reached a peak of 37 points, the second worst under Brad Stevens to the 50-point lead the Cavs reached in Game 2.
4 militants killed in Rampur sector: Army
Indian army Tuesday claimed it had damaged some Pakistani army posts on LoC and described it as "punitive fire assaults". Two groups of terrorists managed to cross the LoC even during winter when the mountain passes were covered with snow.
Steven Mnuchin at G7: 'We don't want to be protectionist'
Another senior official from the delegation said, "Each one of us is following developments in USA tax policy very closely". The aim for the G7 and central bankers on Saturday is to join forces to fight the growing threat of worldwide cyber attacks.
With budget unfinished, Legislature heads to special session
There were other complications with the one-page special session agreement hurriedly drafted Monday among the state's top leaders. On Wednesday, the House approved bills for taxes, education and transportation, with senators doing the same with taxes.
'Foiling' America's Cup due to set sail Saturday in Bermuda
Showing all of his class and experience, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill refused to give in and gradually clawed his way back. Crewmen on SoftBank Team Japan had to leap clear of Ainslie's port hull as it crashed onto their starboard hull.
Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup
A game of football or a concert is a moment that you must live with passion and enthusiasm. "I just want to enjoy my football". He can think what he wants. "For this reason, I hope to see a great game and all my players trying to win for us", Conte said.