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Apple WWDC 2017: Siri Speaker And Other Things To Expect This June

By Edge Ison , May 02, 2017 04:49 AM EDT

The much-awaited Apple Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC is still barely a month away yet excitement is brewing with rumors of what products will be unveiled there. One such product that may make an appearance at the California event is the Apple Siri Speaker.

The conference will be held from June 5 to 9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. 9TO5Mac reported that well-known KGI Securities analyst and most reliable Apple tipster Ming-Chi Kuo believe that Apple's "first home AI product" will lead the WWDC 2017 contingency. Kuo did not mention the Siri Speaker by name but he did say that there's over 50 percent chance that the device will be announced at the event.

Sonny Dickinson, another Apple leaker, was a little more precise when he predicted that the Siri Speaker will be making an appearance at the Apple conference. Dickinson also described the smart speaker as similar to the Mac Pro in design which means the Siri Speaker will look like a trash can.

The WWDC is normally about Apple's new software but it has seen a number of hardware releases through the years. Apple has already indicated that this year's event will focus on the different platforms though the most relevant rumor so far involves the Siri Speaker.

Apple Insider reported that the Siri Speaker will come with seven tweeters and one woofer. Another rumor indicates that the Apple smart speaker will be powered by an ARM CPU similar to the A8 processor. Kuo expects the Siri Speaker to fetch a premium price because of such specifications.

Apple usually starts off with an opening press conference and a keynote speech. The tech giant is expected to introduce its new software at this time. The latest versions of their two major operating systems, the iOS 11 and MacOS 10.13, will highly likely be announced in June. There is also a chance that updated versions of the watchOS and tvOS will also be unveiled. Apple CarPlay, a Siri-enabled software for cars' infotainment systems, is also rumored to be among the new software lineup being introduced at the 2017 WWDC.

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