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Apple's biggest WWDC announcements

At Apple's annual keynote, the tech giant unveiled iOS 11, High Sierra and the HomePod speaker.

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Apple's annual WWDC conference kicks off today, June 5 in San Jose, California. During the first-day keynote, Apple announced iOS 11, MacOS High Sierra, a new iPod Pro and the HomePod speaker.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage and announces Amazon on Apple TV.

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Watch Apple unveil the HomePod, plus everything else you need to know from WWDC.

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Kevin Lynch, who oversees Apple Watch software, announces the new Siri face.

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There is also a new line of kaleidoscope faces and a series of "Toy Story" faces from Disney.

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Apple Watch will now be able to exchange activity data with gym equipment via NFC. Major gym equipment makers will support this, starting later in the year.

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The music app gets a refresh on Apple Watch too. There are multiple playlists and album art.

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Cook gets back on stage to give a quick intro to what's coming up with MacOS.

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Apple's head of software Craig Federighi unveils that the new MacOS is called High Sierra.

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In addition to blocking autoplay on Safari, High Sierra supports split view.

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In High Sierra, there's a persistent sidebar and a new view that has all of your photo imports in chronological order.

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John Turnis, VP of hardware engineering, comes on stage to talk about Apple's new iMac lineup.

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The new iMacs will have a sharper display and Intel's seventh-gen Core processor, known as Kaby Lake.

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They will also have Fusion Drive storage, two USB-C connectors with Thunderbolt and 80 percent faster graphics.

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The US price lineup for the 2017 iMacs.

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Apple gave a sneak peek at its upcoming iMac Pro. It ships with an 8-, 10- or 18-core Intel Xeon processor, AMD Radeon Vega graphics, 16GB of VRAM, up to 22 teraflops of graphics performance, 10Gbps Ethernet and more.

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The other features of the new iMac Pro.

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The iMac Pro will be available in December, starting at $4,999.

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Updates to Apple's mobile OS, iOS 11, includes a redesigned app drawer.

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You can also sync messages on iCloud across several devices.

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Siri can now translate languages, starting with English to Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

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Other new features coming to Siri on iOS 11.

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Updates to the camera on iOS 11 include high efficiency video coding, better compression, improved image quality in portrait mode and more.

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The Control Center also gets an update. It's now a single page and looks more like a remote control.

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Live Photos are now editable so you can pick the right frame. Live Photos can also loop video and rewind. There is a long exposure effect for photos and memories can pick out more short movies to make.

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Apple Maps gets a mall mode that takes a look inside buildings, malls and airports.

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Maps also now has lane guidance.

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HomeKit, Apple's smart home software, now supports speakers and with a new AirPlay 2 protocol, you can coordinate multiroom audio.

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Phil Schiller, head of Apple marketing, introduces new tabs on the App Store: Today, Games and Apps.

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During the keynote, Apple mentioned Monument Valley 2, a previously unannounced sequel to the enormously popular puzzle game. It's available now.

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Apple will release new APIs, including a Vision API, a Natural Language API and an augmented reality API known as ARKit.

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ARKit will have fast motion tracking, ambient lighting estimation, scale estimation and more for developers.

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Greg Joswiak of the marketing team talks about the new one-pound (469-gram) iPad Pro. It has a 10.5-inch Retina display, a full-size onscreen keyboard and 600 nits of brightness.

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The iPad Pro features a display-enhancing technology called ProMotion that bumps the display from 60Hz to 120Hz. It also has a six-core A10X Fusion chip processor.

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More specs for the new iPad Pro.

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These accessories will work with the Pro, which will support USB Type-C.

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The iPad Pro's front-facing camera features.

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New smart covers include an Apple Pencil storage, leather covers and new colors.

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Pricing for the new lineup of iPad Pros.

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There's a new dock on the iPad with iOS 11, which includes a predictive area.

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The new iPad dock is more Mac-like. You can switch apps and pop apps into Slide-over.

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Files is a universal file system, which brings together all your files on your iPad: search, tags and so on. There's also a Recents view.

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With iOS 11, the iPad will have a doc scanner built in, which also corrects for perspective.

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Phi Schiller comes on stage to introduce the HomePod, Apple's new speaker.

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The speaker has a beam-forming tweeter array that optimizes the projection of the music.

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The HomePod is equipped with an A8 chip, connects with Siri and costs $349. (That's roughly £270 or AU$465 converted.) It'll be available in December in the US, UK and Australia.

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Tim Cook closes the keynote with a rundown of today's announcements about iOS 11, High Sierra and HomePod.

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Follow more information, look back at our WWDC live blog and check out WWDC 2017: All the news so far.

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