Just forget the iPhone 8 for a while - Apple could launch this major new product NEXT MONTH
All eyes might be on the iPhone 8 but Apple could have a surprise launch coming much sooner.
The US technology giant will host its yearly WWDC developers conference early next month and reports suggest they could unveil a Siri-powered smart speaker. Amazon has seen huge success with its Echo speaker and Google recently launched its own device called Home.
Apple clearly won't want to be left behind in a market that's rapidly growing and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks there's a 50 per cent chance a speaker could be unveiled soon. Making the announcement at WWDC would make sense for Apple as it would give the company time to enlist developers to build applications for the device.
Apple already owns headphone and speaker brand, Beats, plus millions of people now subscribe to Apple Music making this an easy win for the technology firm.
Apple will hold its annual developer conference – WWDC – in San Jose this year and the World Wide Developers Conference, nicknamed WWDC, will be held on the week of June 5th 2017.
Apple usually kickstarts its developers' conference with a keynote address where it offers third-party developers and customers a sneak peak at some of the software features coming to its iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS operating systems later in the year.
That means Apple fans can expect to see the first glimpse of iOS 11, which is rumoured to bring substantial improvements to voice assistant Siri, as well as allow Apple Pay transfers between contacts in iMessage.
Apple recently launched its Clips app
Apple has already launched a number of new products this year including the RED iPhone 7 and a new, cheaper iPad.
The US technology giant has also just launched Clips which is aimed at helping everyone create instant mini movies.
The simple app automatically edits together live or pre-recorded videos, photos and voice clips with easy controls allowing the videos to be produced and shared in seconds.
Clips makes things incredibly simple with one-touch controls but more advanced features are also on offer for those wanting to add some extra excitement to their movies.
Clips also introduces Live Titles, a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just the power of their voice.
Users simply speak into their iPhone or iPad's microphone with the words then appearing in the clip.