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Siri changes her tune on WWDC

Apple's digital assistant goes quiet about WWDC 2018, which kicks off June 4.

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There have been rumors Apple could release a cheaper version of HomePod.

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Siri was more than happy to chat about Apple's WWDC on Monday, but it turns out she was talking about last year's developers conference.

Now, if you ask Siri about Apple's upcoming WWDC, the digital assistant says, "You can get all the details about Apple's 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Apple.com."

On Monday, if you asked Siri about WWDC, she offered up responses about a HomePod and a Siri voice change. You can see the responses, first noticed by Apple blog The Apple Post, below. 

However, those Siri quotes actually refer to last year's WWDC, which 9to5Mac pointed out. Apple declined to comment. 

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New voice, new HomePod, smarter Siri, oh my!

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There have been rumors about Apple releasing a cheaper version of HomePod. We're also eager to see if Apple will have updates for Siri. The smart assistant has some catching up to do now that Amazon's Alexa is popping up in more and more devices, and Google Assistant is making eerily human robo-calls with Google Duplex.

For now, we'll just have to wait and see if Siri offers up any new hits about WWDC 2018, which runs June 4-8.

First published May 21, 1:28 p.m. PT.
Correction, May 23 at 11:50 a.m. PT: This story has been updated throughout to reflect that the Siri responses were referencing last year's WWDC.