Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

This video of iOS 11 on the iPhone 8 is almost definitely better than the real thing

This video of iOS 11 on the iPhone 8 is almost definitely better than the real thing

However, perhaps one of its more interesting announcements is a new partnership with rival Amazon as the two tech giants confirm that Amazon's Prime Video streaming service is finally heading to the Apple TV.

At the event hosted by CEO Tim Cook and other faces from Apple's team, it took the lid of exciting products and an all new OS for its mobile devices.

Rather than taking on Amazon's Echo and Google Home, however, analysts see HomePod less as a "smart assistant", and more as a pure music player. According to Gizmodo, Apple users can now use Apple Pay via the upgraded iMessage app, using the TouchID fingerprint authentication, to quickly send payments all the time.

The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook.

The feature, announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) now taking place in California, comes after a number of lawsuits in North America where drivers distracted by their phones have been involved in life-changing crashes.

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The software will be released later this year, but a beta version is already rolling out to developers. It runs on iOS 11 which is expected to bring in new features like new customisable dock improved multi tasking experience, redesigned app switches, new Files app, and much more.

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Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and unsafe - urge to look at a text message while you're driving.

Apple will begin shipping the HomePod to the United States, Britain and Australia in December.

APPLE Inc today released features specifically for Chinese consumers on next-generation iPhone operating system, which will be officially available in fall and cover Chinese-English translation on Siri, short message fraud extension, Shanghai dialect dictation and phone number as Apple ID.

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The company also rolled out tools for developers to create augmented reality applications for iPhones and iPads.

One feature people are particularly excited about is Siri's new voice - the update will give Siri a more natural male and female voice, as well as a new visual interface. Or if someone texts you about owing money, it will ask if you want to pay using Apple Pay.

Apple did use WWDC to preview iOS 11, which is due to launch for iPhone and iPad this autumn. Or make that new voices, with a male version of Siri is getting a refresh, too.

3D touch will be a new addition, which will allow quick access to more settings and features.

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