New smart speaker powered by siri expected as Apple kicks off WWDC

Apple’s expected to unveil its new smart speaker, similar to Amazon echo as it kicks off  WWDC today. Usually, Apple uses this kind of event to unveil new Products for developers but sometimes they also use it as a chance to advertise their Latest products for consumers, if we believe rumors there is a chance that Apple will unveil its new Smart speaker at this Conference. which would be powered by Siri, as we all know that Siri is a digital assistant built into iPhone, it’s expected to serve as a butler and as an outlet to listen to music.

If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple’s first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. And it would mark an effort by Apple to catch up with Amazon and Google. Amazon introduced the Echo speaker, featuring its Alexa assistant, in 2015. Google followed with its Home speaker, featuring its plain-named Assistant, last year. Both speakers can respond to voice requests for the news, weather, and tasks such as turning the lights on or off.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

“There is so much momentum building around these speakers that it would be difficult for Apple not to come out with one,” said industry analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy. According to the research firm eMarketer, More than 35 million people in the U.S. are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than doubling from last year.

Though it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple hopped on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor. For instance, Apple initially resisted enlarging the size of iPhone’s screen despite strong sales for larger display phones made by Samsung and other rivals. But the company relented, and Apple’s larger phones have become hot commodities as more people have embraced having a bigger display to look at pictures and watch video on the devices.

Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple, Moorhead said the device’s design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products.

At any rate, We are looking forward to WWDC and are excited to see what Apple really has in Store this Time! let us know your thoughts in Comments!

 

 

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