Apple announced its new Apple HomePod. This Siri-controlled speaker is powered by an A8 chip — the same found in the iPhone 6. It features an array of six microphones, Apple Music integration, beam-forming 7-speaker tweeter array, and woofer. It will cost $349 and ships in December.
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