Users say "Hi Siri" followed by their command to trigger Apple's intelligent personal assistant to change the light setting, pause the TV or close the blinds. You may get your hands on this for $349 which roughly translates to Rs 22,500.
HomePod will taking Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have been building momentum in the market for voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more.
Having said that, the new speaker comes with six microphones which will be the mode of interaction for users with the HomePod.
It could be one reason Apple is playing up the musical aspect of the Homepod more than its smart home features.
That's it! It's very similar to Google's speaker/assistant combo, Home, in this respect.
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
Trump's administration has allowed his comments to go through without vetting - and fact-checking - and its reaction is too late. It might seem frivolous, but as NPR's David Folkenflik, reports it is sharpening the debate over those presidential tweets .
Apple has focused on the sound aspect of its HomePod, which provides the device with a huge advantage over Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo.
Siri, Apple's virtual assistant tool for the iPhone, looks set to become compatible with a raft of new apps, as Cupertino looks to take on Amazon's increasingly impressive Alexa.
Speaking at the conference earlier today, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller said that the device will "reinvent home music. just like the iPod reinvented music in our pockets".
Notably, the new software includes new artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality features.
Alphabet Inc. followed with Google Home, a speaker introduced past year. Expect the HomePod to ship this December, presumably just in time for last-minute Christmas buying. With spatial awareness, the HomePod is able to sense its position in a room - whether it's in a corner, on a table or in a bookshelf - and then optimize its audio output for that location.
Apple is also bringing the ability to send money to friends or other people through its payment service, Apple Pay.
Cole, 41, said the attack was "the most challenging, most intense situation I've dealt with" in an 18-year police career. Police appealed for any information around the knives - where they came from or where they were bought.
Born to an Indian immigrant father and an Irish mother, Varadkar is now serving as Ireland's Minister for Social Protection. Varadkar is likely to succeed Enda Kenny, who has stepped down in May, following him involvement in a corruption scandal.
A fourth soldier was wounded and is being treated for injuries. "That Afghan soldier was also killed following the incident". Two US soldiers have been killed after an Afghan army soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan , an official says.
Stephen Curry (30) puts in a layup in the first half as the Golden. "It's kind of comedy to me", Curry said Friday. It doesn't make sense to me because you're kind of talking two different games, for real.
In his first remarks on the assault, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that the attacker was simply "crazy". Albayalde said police have spoken with Carlos' widow, who is anxious about the effect of the incident on their children.
Tillman's season began when he pitched five scoreless innings and allowed three hits to the Chicago White Sox on May 7. That said, the last time Gausman played the Yankees on May 31 he went 5.1 innings with two earned on eight hits.
And when the match did eventually get underway the windy conditions disrupted Mladenovic's flow in-front of a vocal home crowd. Perhaps the rain allowed Ostapenko to overcome a loss in the first set to win the last two to advance to the semifinals.
After three consecutive years of ties, the bee is likely to identify a sole champion this year because it added a tiebreaker test. Mira spelled the following words correctly to remain in contention: Icarian, ornithology and ferriferous.
One person who attended the meeting said it was a quick, off-hand comment, but Romney supporters broke into applause. But people who were there confirmed the conversation, and described it as a warm, bipartisan talk.
Trump said he would negotiate to possibly re-enter the agreement, which most of the world has already ratified, on new terms. The state department said the embassy's economics councillor Jonathan Fritz would be filling in behind Mr Rank immediately.
The decision was widely denounced by American politicians, pundits and leaders from around the world. China and the Obama administration negotiated the deal, and China has vowed to stay in it.
Waldner & Grove Conclude Careers At NCAA Championships
Senior Veronica Eder picked up her first All-American honors as she finished 14th in the women's 10,000 meters. New Mexico's Josh Kerr won the 1,500 with a time of 3:43.03, eight seconds off the record pace set in 1981.
Church bus crash leaves 1 dead, others injured
A church bus carrying high school students and adults has crashed in the Atlanta area, leaving several people injured. Vandiver said he spoke with both shortly after the accident but neither could provide any real details.
Eurozone growth revised up to 2-year high
While few expect that to happen, the words underline that the bank is not yet willing to call time on the stimulus program. The 60 billion euros ($67 billion) per month in bond purchases are to run at least through the end of the year.
Man investigated in death of child points to his wife
Louis Post-Dispatch and several others report that the child was six, while other outlets say the child was seven years old. Alyssa was the youngest of three girls, each born 16 months apart, according to her maternal grandmother Christine O'Dell .
Trump wishes Comey luck, allies aim at lawman's credibility
But Coats indicated that he would cooperate with the Russian Federation probe now being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has also testified that there has been "no effort to impede" the Russian investigation.