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Apple app developers, many of them Indians, earned over $70 bn

Apple app developers, many of them Indians, earned over $70 bn

"Artificial intelligence is fundamental to every company now", Munster said.

Let us know what you think of the report in the comments. It would make sense to have a similar option in the Mac lineup as well. Given the number of times that Siri now returns web results in response to inquiries on iOS, a screen might be critical unless the virtual assistant is getting a major upgrade.

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference starts Monday in San Jose. With the rate the company is going, it is not really surprising if they will again introduce better and newer devices for their iPad line.

Siri also will be more productive in iMessage by giving users restaurant recommendations and allowing people to make reservations or book an Uber within the app.




As well as software, reports from May 2017 suggest that Apple could also be announcing hardware at the event, with possible updates to the MacBook Pro, MacBook and even the MacBook Air, which many assumed would be discontinued.

So far, brands have taken most to Amazon, because its Alexa controls 70% of the voice-enabled speaker market in the USA, according to eMarketer. "Apple just chose not to label everything AI". Those interested in watching Apple's software (and probably hardware) announcement can do so from the comfort of their own homes via not only iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs but PCs too. Speaking of the Apple TV, Apple has been reportedly trying to establish streaming TV deals for a while now, but I'd be surprised if anything came to fruition next week. Expectations are that Apple will unveil a new iPhone in the fall for the device's 10th anniversary.

Gaming and Entertainment are top-grossing categories, and Lifestyle apps, as well as Health and Fitness, have experienced over 70 per cent growth in the past year. Apple says that overall downloads from the App Store increased 70% in the past 12 months. If Apple does release a new Siri speaker, it would mark the first major product category under Tim Cook's tenure since the Apple Watch. Both Amazon Echo and Google Home proved to be commercial successes. This is one of the most anticipated announcements of the developer conference as the technology world now has its eyes set on Apple to witness the direction it will take to compete against the voice assistant who've found a place in our homes.

But the biggest draw may be its compatibility with other Apple devices and services. The speaker won't just provide a hub to automate appliances and lights via Apple's HomeKit system, but also strengthen Apple's network of services. Reports have indicated that the speaker will offer sound quality above Amazon and Google's devices.


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