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As expected, the speaker would act as a hub for HomeKit, but it would also serve the additional objective of tying customers more tightly into the Apple ecosystem, and providing a competitive option to the Amazon Echo and Google Home that supports services such as Apple Music, thereby stemming a potential tide of users who might defect to rival services such as Spotify, Amazon Prime, or Google Play after buying a competing smart speaker.
- Those rumors of Apple unveiling a Siri-enabled speaker just got a little more tangible.
By announcing the device now, Apple will give developers time to begin integrating with the speaker before its release.
While the speakers wouldn't go on sale until later this year, they could be announced in June at Apple's developers' conference.
MLB expected to reduce Harper's suspension by 1 game
The bad blood between the two stemmed from a pair of home runs Harper hit off Strickland in the 2014 playoffs. "I don't know. After being hit in the hip by a pitch from Giants' reliever Will Strickland, Harper charged the mound and a brawl ensued.
Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines
Clashes erupted on Tuesday as the military moved to hunt down Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was sighted in Marawi City. Authorities said the militants had killed 19 civilians in Marawi, a mostly Muslim-populated city of 200,000 people.
But, Mark Gurman reported that, "Apple's speaker won't include such a screen, according to people who have seen the product". That product was created to more closely resemble a Sonos-like Wifi-connected device without a smart assistant, and was killed by Apple following the acquisition.
Bloomberg's recent report said the device will have an engraving that will say: "Designed by Apple in California".
Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg says the device will come without a touchscreen, offer virtual surround sound technology, will allow for Apple Music integration and function as a HomeKit hub.
An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. Apple will also reportedly let third parties build services for it.
Reportedly, the speaker will not only play music and other audio, but it's also aimed squarely at the smart home - internet connected devices like lights and appliances that can be controlled remotely. Users will be able to book an Uber or send WhatsApp messages, the report suggests.
He finished with 15 points in a frenzied 32 minutes in Game 4 against Golden State . "Whatever I decide, it's going to be great". So yes, in that locker room and on the floor, Durant is, as Curry told me back in January, "one of us".
Greg Abbott , R, has in the past expressed support for bathroom restrictions and is expected to sign a measure if it reaches desk. But the NFL, NBA, leading business lobbies and Hollywood celebrities have urged Texas to avoid the issue.
Duterte, a native of Mindanao, cancelled a meeting set for Wednesday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Two soldiers and a police officer have been killed, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.
The star of the Blurred Lines video and Gone Girl wasn't the only one who made a statement with a barely-there appearance. Yesterday, the handsome Jessica Chastain (member of the jury) arrived black glasses on the nose and smile to the lips.
But Hamilton was arguably too far behind to reach the top 10 shootout. "Other than that.not much I can say about it". We made some changes for FP2, some mechanical changes, and went in the wrong direction - Lewis as well.
Still, Cleveland can finish things off tonight and I think they will play well on the road. "They're paying everybody else". That puts him just one behind Bill Russell , whose Celtics teams played in eight consecutive finals from 1959-1966.
Egypt's Christian minority, which makes up about 10% of the country's population, has repeatedly been targeted by armed groups. The east Libyan air force said Friday the strikes were targeting al-Qaeda linked forces and did not mention Islamic State .
And according to Rachel , she does fall. "I'm going to be a whole other level of giddy when I can tell the world who it is". The stunt got a few giggles from the Bachelorette . and not much else. "That's the insane one", another guy muttered.
He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programmes that will save our country billions of dollars. And the search continues for an Federal Bureau of Investigation director to replace the fired James Comey.
I am taking these concerns seriously and, at the appropriate time , they will be subject to a full evaluation and briefing. Police officers and army personnel had rushed to a street in Hulme after a "suspicious package" was discovered there.
Ken Washington named vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering, and chief technology officer. Fleet will lead all Ford's operations in China, including Lincoln and Ford's Chinese joint ventures.
Audit: Millions of Trump's Twitter followers are fake
Only Trump and perhaps some collection of his advisors know for certain if this president bought any of his 31 million followers. The president experienced an increase of 2.3 million followers in May, adding approximately 573,000 followers each week.
CNN fires Kathy Griffin
I was wrong", she tweeted . "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron , are having a hard time with this", he added. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Trump's one-time campaign rival Hillary Clinton, called the photo " vile and wrong ".
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner taking 'heads down' approach
But Trump immediately railed against administration leaks in a flurry of tweets Sunday, calling them "fabricated lies". Congressional Democrats have demanded to hear directly from Kushner about the allegations against him, CBS reported .
Armed man arrested at Phoenix Comicon
All costume props are no longer allowed, including foam and cardboard props, shields and sabers. If you buy a prop weapon, police will require you keep it sealed while you're inside the venue.
Wenger not eyeing sweet FA farewell
The England striker, 26, was still at Manchester United when Arsenal won in 2014 and missed the 2015 final because of injury. But this league is about quick changes and you have to be ready for the next challenge, even when it's not going for you.
US Treasury slaps sanctions on 8 Venezuela court justices
The U.S. move marks the second round of sanctions Trump has imposed on high-level Venezuelan officials since taking office. The country faces severe hunger and a public health crisis, but the president has refused entry to any humanitarian aid.