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Apple WWDC 2017 live blog

The Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple outlines new features for the iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. And we may even see some new hardware, too.

  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:07:22 PM
    Question -- might have missed this -- is there any update to the Pencil hardware? Or is it the same?
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:07:34 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:08:08 PM
    Ok Cook is back again
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:08:15 PM
    "Now we've got one last thing to talk to you about."
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:08:33 PM
    Ok, here's what we've all been waiting for...
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:08:33 PM
    "Let's turn our attention to music. Music has always been a part of Apple's DNA."
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 7:08:51 PM
    Music time. So, that's how this will be positioned...
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:08:58 PM
    "Today iPhone has become the best portable music player in the world. It's even better when it's paired with Apple Music"
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:09 PM
    "You now have 40 million songs in your pocket."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:09:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:18 PM
    "We have such a great portable music experience. But what about our homes?"
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:26 PM
    "We think we can do a lot to make this experience much better."
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:35 PM
    "Just like we did with portable music, we want to reinvent home music."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:09:39 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:41 PM
    Phil Schiller is back up to talk about this
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 7:09:47 PM
    so this about music, mostly?
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:09:56 PM
    "This is really exciting. The chance to reinvent the way we enjoy music in the home."
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:09:56 PM
    But will it have stereo speakers? Or just a single like the Echo?
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:10:12 PM
    "Why hasn't this happened yet? There certainly are a lot of companies hard at work making products to enjoy music at home."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:10:19 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:10:20 PM
    "But none of them have quite nailed it yet."
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:10:27 PM
    Name-checking the competition -- knocks Echo sound quality.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:10:32 PM
    Saying some make smart speakers, but not good sound. Some have good sound but not smarts
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 7:10:40 PM
    Sonos and Echo invoked. Sounds like Apple is going for high-end sound but Siri-enabled.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:10:40 PM
    Team has been working on a breakthrough home speaker
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:10:41 PM
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:10:50 PM
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 7:10:52 PM
    Rock. The. House.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:10:55 PM
    "It needs to rock the house. ... free from distortion."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:11:07 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:11:11 PM
    "Second it needs to be spatially aware. It's going to fit in differet rooms in our home."
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:11:16 PM
    Third - needs a musicologist
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:11:24 PM
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:11:32 PM
    FYI, I'm an Echo fan, use it all the time, but I just cancelled my Echo Show preorder -- didn't seem interesting enough.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:11:33 PM
    "We're working on this speaker for later this year but we wanted to give you a sneak peak of it this morning."
  • Scott Stein 6/5/2017 7:11:43 PM
    Speaker is coming later this year. And it looks like a Mac Pro! Kinda.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:11:44 PM
    We're watching a video now of the speaker. Showing close-up of it
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:11:52 PM
    Looks a bit like a Mac Pro.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:11:58 PM
    It looks like ... a speaker
  • dan.ackerman 6/5/2017 7:12:06 PM
    But with a cloth speaker cover.
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:12:11 PM
    "It's absolutely beautiful and we call it HomePod."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:12:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:12:25 PM
    "Just like iPad reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes."
  • James Martin 6/5/2017 7:12:31 PM
  • Shara Tibken 6/5/2017 7:12:35 PM
    Just under 7 inches tall, covered in a seamless mesh fabric
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