Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems

The entire world eagerly waited for Apple's keynote speech to take place, and discussed what the new possibilities that it will open are.

The event is typically the second-most anticipated of the year for the company, after its usual iPhone unveiling every fall. Among the new offerings from Apple is a challenge to the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices along with operating system updates.

This is because, as expected, iOS 11 removes support for 32-bit devices and apps, a move which could see nearly 200,000 apps go the way of borkage when the update arrives. "We should not lose sight of the fact that drivers using the iPhone are involved in thousands of crashes", Feldman told the Huffington Post.Rod Hall, an analyst at J.P. Morgan, noted that the new iOS features for iPad, which include a customizable dock, a desktop-like file management system, and enhanced multi-tasking capabilities, move the iPad "a little closer" to a full laptop replacement option.

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The new iPad Pro costs $649 and will begin shipping next week. There is also the highly-anticipated and powerful iMac Pro, which has a hefty $5,000 price tag to boot when it debuts this December and is being touted as the most powerful machine the company has rolled out. Others, found in the same menu in Settings, are simply suggestions for clearing out recently deleted photos and moving data to iCloud, but there's also a new "auto delete old conversations" feature that deletes data in the Messages app that's more than a year old. The new firmware will not be compatible with 32-bit devices, meaning people with a iPhone 5 or 5C or earlier phones and people with fourth generation iPads or later will no longer be able to update their devices. The update, which is expected to be available through Apple's public beta programme later this month, brings with it improvements to Siri - including better contextual awareness and native translation support, Apple Pay peer-to-peer payments through iMessage and a redesigned Control Centre.

For its computers, Apple unveiled Mac OS High Sierra.

  • Regina Walsh