Apple Stock News: WWDC Conference Delivers Yet Again

Apple Stock News

For the latest Apple Stock News, AAPL closed at $155.37 on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. It had a gain of 0.60% from its previous close of $154.45 per share.

 

 

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference commenced on June 5th. As expected, there were major announcements. Let’s take a look at some of the more notable ones.

As expected, Apple introduced HomePod, its own speaker with built in Siri to rival the likes of Amazon Echo (AMZN) Google Home (GOOGL) and Sonos. The speaker uses special awareness to fill the room with the appropriate level of sound based on the space its in. It also has a feature called “Musicologist” which works seamlessly with Apple Music. HomePod will be prices at $349.

Apple’s iMac desktops have also received a boost with improved Retina displays, graphics boosts and new Kaby Lakes processors. They will also have the ability to support virtual reality (VR) content. There is also a new iMac Pro with a 5k display and 8-core Xeon processor which is upgradable to 18-c0re. The iMac’s will start at $1,099 for the 21.5 inch model. MacBooks are also set for an upgrade, the MacBook Pro will start $1299. They will be fitted with the new Kaby Lake Processors.

Also released was the new version of iOS software. Changes include an update to Siri with improved speech and the ability to translate sentences into different languages. iMessage is now live through iCloud with a cool feature being added, giving consumers the ability to pay and receive payments from contacts through iMessage. Photo capture has also received a boost, allowing for better low-light performance as well as the ability to edit live photos. A new safety feature introduced will automatically turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’ to prevent distractions. The App store has also received an upgrade, with a better discovery section and re-design.

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