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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.
Rogic's stunning victor in Scottish Cup Final thriller!
Jonny Hayes gave Aberdeen a ninth minute lead which was quickly cancelled out by Celtic's Stuart Armstrong two minutes later. Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring their second goal in the Scottish FA Cup final against Aberdeen .
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Israel was his second stop on a nine-day tour aimed to test the waters for reviving the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process. We believe you're willing. "Hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons deals is something we should receive explanations about".
Lisa Wood, whose father was on the plane, said a "lunatic" announced that he had "a bomb" about 20 minutes into the flight. The man who tried to enter the cockpit was reportedly subdued by other passengers, according to social media reports.
Authorities are appealing for more information about his final days. "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". Police officers gather on a street near a property that they raided in the Moss Side area of Manchester on 27 May 2017.
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.
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.
Meanwhile Trump's call for Israelis and Palestinians to "make a deal" has drawn praised mixed with a healthy dose of scepticism. President Rouhani won 23.5 million of Iran's total 41 million votes, his next nearest rival winning only 15.8 million votes.
Shelby, who fatally shot an unarmed black man previous year , was found not guilty later Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. Video had shown the 40-year-old Crutcher raising his hands as he walked toward his auto , and then lowering one hand.
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 ".
Egypt launches second round of air strikes over Libya
Egypt has seen a sharp rise in attacks against Christians , who represent 10 percent of the country's 91 million residents. Egyptian military footage of pilots being briefed and war planes taking off was shown on state television.
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.
England look to seal series win
Amla was hit flush on the helmet grille by Wood before falling falling for 24 when he drove Stokes to Morgan at short extra cover. Miller was unbeaten on 71 and Morris on 36 as South Africa failed to take a winning chance for a second straight ODI.
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.