WWDC 2017: iOS 11, Siri Speaker &Refreshed MacBooks Set For Debuts

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Apple is also bringing the ability to pay back a friend or other individual through its payment service, Apple Pay.

Apple is expected to announce plans for a speaker on Monday. Another expected novelty is "smart" column of Siri, which has become a hub for a smart home system Apple HomeKit.

So, what should you expect from Apple's WWDC 2017 announcement?

Apple's Craig Federighi dove into the software update at the conference keynote, demoing a bunch of new features coming in iOS11.

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Alternatively, Apple usually uploads event highlights to its YouTube channel fairly sharpish, so check that out once the keynote is finished - historically, they they tend to last between an hour or two, so any time after 8pm BST would be a good bet. This week, this included "Minecraft: Pocket" and a new version of "Goat Simulator", an oddball game that's exactly what its name sounds like.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple appears poised to unveil a voice-activated, internet-connected speaker that would create a new digital pipeline into people's homes. The device, a black column with an always-listening microphone, is powered by a Siri-like assistant named Alexa.

In a pretty unbelievable demo, Apple highlighted the marker-less spatial awareness that ARKit has in a tabletop gaming title featuring an airship attack on an enemy outpost. Their claims come as Apple prepares to deliver its annual WWDC presentation on 5 June, which is tipped to include news on iOS 11 and the so-called Siri Speaker.

Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) kicks off shortly, and the Cupertino, California-based company is likely to unveil a string of new software updates, and could potentially surprise everyone by revealing new hardware at the event.

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