Apple's new toys unveiled, Softbank acquires robotics firmIn this week's wrap-up, Apple takes on Amazon and Google with its own smart speaker and SoftBank agrees to pick up Boston Dynamics because, robots.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Apple held its annual developers conference and unveiled a new smart speaker called the Homepod. Apple positioned the Homepod as a music device which can analyze the room to understand how to produce optimal sound. Homepod also comes with Siri, so users will be able to ask Siri to control smart home devices. The HomePod will cost $350 when it is released in December. Apple also showed off more hardware [UNKNOWN]. First off is the new 10.5 inch iPad Pro which replaces the 9.7 inch Pro. Apple's MacBooks, MacBook Pros and iMac all got spec [UNKNOWN] without any [UNKNOWN]. Apple also introduced the world to its new iMac pro which the company claims it's the most powerful Mac ever. The iMac pro starts at $5000 and it arrives in December of this year. For full details on Apple's conference, we've got it all covered at cnet.com. The makers of either awesome or terrifying robots depending on your point of view, Boston Dynamics is being acquired by. Boston Dynamics was a subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet. Softbank also announced it's picking up Japanese bipedal robotics company, SCHAFT, which Google bought in 2013, as a part of this deal. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the cnet's tech today app available for iOS and Android.