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Apple kept news of a tenth anniversary iPhone under wraps on day one of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

Mac models were also boosted to work with virtual reality gear, a move by Apple into technology that Facebook has embraced with its Oculus unit.

Users will be able to see Apple Maps, Apple's navigation application, while driving - though they will be unable to input destinations.

The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia.

However, unlike Amazon Echo and Google Home, Apple is positioning HomePod more as an alternative to connected music-systems from Sonos and Bose.

At the event, Apple also showcased the Messages app that stores your messages - all end-to-end encrypted - in iCloud, which means no more storage problem due to the tonnes of messages that you haven't deleted since forever.

"Just like with portable music, we want to reinvent home music", Apple CEO Tim Cook said. The app will let users stream all the Amazon original hits.

The app, which has not yet officially been announced by Amazon, doesn't allow Fire TV owners to use the platform's voice navigation capabilities to search and shop for products within the new app, TechCrunch reported.

The Do Not Disturb While Driving or DNDWD feature detects when the user is driving a vehicle and will automatically turn off all notifications. Your Siri interactions are synced across devices (and encrypted.) I don't know how much you'll appreciate the new, supposedly more natural-sounding male and female Siri voices.

Other new watchfaces include a kaleidoscope and new characters such as Woody, Jesse, and Buzz from the Toy Story movie franchise.

It also enhanced its workout app to, for instance, support high intensity interval training.

According to Apple, it is the fastest browser ever with features like autoplay blocking, intelligent tracking prevention that uses machine learning to block irritating content. For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format called High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF) to shrink the file size.

Rather than the "hovering" effect of Pikachu, the cup felt more like part of the scenery than an effect added in later. Both 13-inch and 15-inch Pro models were refreshed to feature CPUs based on Intel's Kaby Lake architecture, which launched last fall, as was the 12-inch MacBook.

Summer-styled bands are available now to greet the season, including vibrant new Sports Bands, a yellow Classic Buckle and some Nike Sport Bands.

Apple also showed a sneak peek into a new all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro. Initially, Siri will support real-time translation for Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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