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Siri All Set To Get 'A Lot Smarter' With 'A Brand New Voice' Ahead WWDC

For every Apple user, Siri is a blessing. Her voice is so similar that they could not think of passing their days without hearing the same. …

Apple

Siri hints at new HomePod and voice change for WWDC

Apple's digital assistant has a few things to say about WWDC, which kicks off June 4.<p>Siri must be in a chatty mood.<p>The smart assistant is more than happy to spill some beans when asked about Apple's upcoming WWDC, including rumors about a new HomePod and a Siri voice change. You can test it out …

Apple

A Beats-branded HomePod? Why would Apple do that?

It's the latest pulsating rumor. But does it really make any sense?<p><i>Video: Will Apple's HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market?</i><p>The sudden …

Amazon Echo

WWDC could see the arrival of a new Siri voice and a new HomePod

It's only a couple of week until Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, and it's looking as though we could be getting a new voice for Siri -- and …

Apple

Apple Could Launch Lower Priced HomePod | Investopedia

With Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) HomePod voice-activated smart speaker failing to take off, the company could be gearing up to launch a cheaper version that …

Smart Homes

HomePod Mini would be a tough Pill for Beats to swallow

This weekend, a highly questionable rumor from China’s Sina claimed that Apple will release a lower-priced HomePod under the Beats brand. The rumor said that Apple is working on the new device with MediaTek, a company that makes Amazon’s Echo speakers, but provided no other details — size, price, …

Business

Apple hints at new HomePod, enhanced conversational AI for Siri at WWDC

Apple is hinting at changes to both its digital assistant Siri and its HomePod speaker lineup as its annual Worldwide Developers Conference …

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Siriさん、新しい声が追加されるの? WWDC 2018でのアップデートをチラリ予告

本当なら楽しみ!<p>6月4日(現地時間)から開催されるApple(アップル)の開発者向け会議、<b>WWDC 2018</b>が、いよいよ迫ってきました。真偽は不明ですが、WWDC 2018を前にAIアシスタントの<b>Siri</b>が自身のアップデートを示唆しているという情報が入ってきました。<p>今回の情報は、CNBCやThe Apple Postによって発見されました。まず、上の画像はThe Apple Postが投稿したものですが、「WWDCについて教えてよ」という問いかけに対しSiriが「<b>新しいボイスが追加されますよ!</b>」と答えています。<p>Siri may have revealed plans for new …

Apple

Siri leaks new HomePod and upcoming voice change

There will be a new Siri voice, news confirmed by Siri herself.<p>When asked about the World Wide Developer’s Conference next month, Apple’s voice assistant very sweetly dishes two interesting bits of news: Siri will have a new voice and she will lend it to a new HomePod.<p><i>The Apple Post’s</i> Nathan …

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Eye on Apple’s HomePod 4 Months After Launch

It’s been almost a year since Apple announced HomePod but only four months since the smart speaker actually hit the market in early February.<p>So how’s …

HomePod

How HomePod Tops Amazon Echo

I like math. There are just so many ways to use math to solve problems or to later an embedded perception. For example, how can you tell if a …

Apple

Apple HomePod by Beats: Cheaper but not enough to save it

Apple products don’t always become and overnight success. Some take years of constant marketing to hammer them into consumers’ skulls. So while the …

Tech Trends

Apple’s $200 HomePod might carry Beats brand

Rumors indicate Apple’s working on a cheaper version of the HomePod. And now there’s a new wrinkle: this device might be sold under the Beats brand name.<p>This would let the HomePod name stand as a premier product, while still allowing Apple to make a more affordable smartspeaker.<p>Beats Electronics is …

Apple

Apple might launch cheaper HomePod under Beats brand

The latest scuttlebutt has Apple producing a $200 HomePod and thinking different about its branding.<p>It's no secret that Apple's HomePod is lagging the rest of the smart-speaker crowd, and that's at least in part because of its high price. Now, rumors are circulating about a cheaper model -- $200 …

Tech Trends

Sync Your Podcasts Across Devices: Mac, HomePod & Apple TV

If you're a podcast enthusiast you may already know that you can sync podcasts across your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, but did you know you can sync podcasts across your Apple TV, Mac, and HomePod as well? This means you'll be able to switch the device you're using to listen to Apple's Podcasts …

Apple

Would a Beats HomePod do better than Apple’s HomePod?

This week saw a market analysis report shed little optimism about Apple’s position in the smart speaker market. Investors hope to see 3 million sales …

Intellectual Property

Apple Could Launch Cheaper, Beats-Branded HomePod For $199

Apple jumped on the smart speaker market a while back with the HomePod. It costs $350 making it quite a bit more expensive than other smart speakers …

Gear & Gadgets

Speculative Report Claims 'Low-Priced' HomePod Will Fall Under Beats Brand

A questionable new report from Apple's supply chain claims that the company's rumored "low-priced" version of the HomePod will be placed under the Beats by Dre brand instead of the expected Apple branding. The report comes from Chinese news site <i>Sina</i>, which also says the $199 speaker will have …

Apple

Monday Apple Rumors: Beats Line May Get Its Own HomePod

Leading the <b>Apple Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:<b>AAPL</b>) rumor mill today is news of a cheaper HomePod on the way. Today, we’ll look at that and other Apple Rumors for …

HomePod

Sketchy report says Apple planning $199 ‘HomePod’ with Beats branding

According to a new report out of Apple’s supply chain via Sina, the company is purportedly planning a $199 HomePod under its Beats brand. While a lower cost HomePod has been rumored in the past, this is the first time we’ve heard it falling under Beats branding…<p>The report (via Loveios) explains …

Apple

Rumor claims Apple to release a $200 HomePod under the Beats umbrella

It’s no secret that Apple’s HomePod isn’t exactly a runaway hit. Despite strong reviews praising the device’s incredible sound quality, consumers in …

Tech Trends

New Report of a Cheaper Beats Branded HomePod Seems a Little Off

There have been several reports that a less expensive HomePod is coming on the heels of the original’s release earlier this year. While Apple offering a product that costs less than the current HomePod’s $349 seems like a no-brainer at some point, I have already stated my personal opinion that it …

Apple

5 ways HomePod could catch up with its rivals

The iPhone dominates smartphone sales charts. The iPad is so ubiquitous that, for many, its name is a catch-all term for any tablet. The Mac is the most desirable computer out there. But the HomePod? Not so much.<p>According to figures released this week, Apple’s smart speaker made up just a tiny 6 …

Apple

Apple's HomePod ranks fourth in smart speaker market

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) HomePods only sold 600K units in their first quarter of release, according to Strategy Analytics data.<p>The performance gives …

Business

Apple Sells an Estimated 600,000 HomePod Smart Speakers in 1st Quarter

• Home<br>• News<br>• Apple Sells an Estimated 600,000 HomePod Smart Speakers in 1st Quarter<p>Chris Hauk - May 17, 2018<p>A new report estimates Apple may have sold …

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Apple's HomePod speaker is selling, but it's no iPhone, iPad or even Apple Watch sized hit

Apple hasn't shed much light on how its HomePod-connected speaker is selling, but research firm Strategy Analytics has some insight.<p>The $349 speaker, Apple's high-end answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, doesn't look to be sizing up to an iPhone, iPad or even Apple Watch-sized hit.<p>Strategy …

Money

Apple's HomePod Makes a Small Dent in Smart Speaker Market During Debut Quarter

The Mac maker still needs a more affordable version to boost unit volumes.<p><b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) officially jumped into the smart speaker market in the …

Investing

Apple's HomePod Sales Trail Far Behind Those of Amazon Echo and Google Home

Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) new smart speaker is off to a slow start, but don't count out Apple just yet.<p>The HomePod accounted for just 6% of the Q1 2018 …

Investing

Fewer than 600,000 HomePod shipments in first quarter

In the race to place a smart speaker in the homes of consumers, Apple has had a rough start. The HomePod was a late bloomer and has been further …

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