Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

Siri, speakers and software: Highlights from the Apple show

Your Siri interactions are synced across devices (and encrypted.) I don't know how much you'll appreciate the new, supposedly more natural-sounding male and female Siri voices. The current version is just Sierra.

Apple announced on Monday that it is launching a money-transfer service that could challenge Venmo and other competitors, letting iPhone and iPad users send money digitally to each other via a text.

"I'm dispensing with the updates other than to say Apple's doing great", said Cook.

Upcoming OS to support peer-to-peer payments via new Pay Cash feature, putting Apple in competition with PayPal, Square Cash and Venmo.

Virtual reality has been described as the next big thing for decades.

More WWDC news to come.

If it's June it must be time for Apple's annual World Wide Developer's Conference, aka, WWDC. A new 12MP camera complete with a True Tone flash is also being associated with the new iPad Pro 2, PC Tablet reported. The device notably weighs the same 1 pound as the previous 9.7-inch model. More powerful 21.5-inch models with 4K screens start at $1899, and 27-inch models with 5K screens start at $2699. Storage options include the 64GB model with WiFi that costs AED 2499, the 64GB with cellular that costs AED 2999, the 256GB with WiFi for AED 2899, the 256GB with LTE for AED 3399, and the 512GB model for AED 3699 with WiFi/ LTE for AED 4199.

Apple also unveiled new Macs, addressing complaints that Apple has let its Mac lineup languish in favor of its better-selling products, namely the iPhone. Both have a centralised Lightning port at the bottom in between grilles but the iPad Pro has Smart Connector ports on one of its sides, distinguishing it from the new model in terms of design. ProMotion also improves display quality and reduces power consumption by automatically adjusting the display refresh rate to match the movement of the content.

U.S. unemployment rate hits 16-year low in May
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction added 7,000 jobs in May, bringing a total of 47,000 jobs since the October 2016 low. Job gains have averaged 121,000 over the last three months, a deceleration from an average of 181,000 over the last 12 months.

The new App Store is part of iOS 11, which is shipping as a free update for the iPhone and iPad later this fall.

Ahead, see some photos of the new features. Although the format is not exclusive to Apple, it's not yet clear how well the photos will work with non-Apple software and devices, which mostly use JPEG.

Seamless loop of live photos.

Apple Pay is on track to support 50% of retailers in the U.S.by the end of the year.

Detailed floor plans of malls, airports; can browse floor plan by floor. Samsung and Google already have VR systems centered on their smartphones.

Of course, you will be able to override the "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode by clicking a button that says, "I'm not driving". The phone will block most notifications to reduce temptations behind the wheel.

Another standout feature for iOS developers is Apple's ARKit, a software development kit for creating augmented reality (AR) applications through the use of cameras on iPhones and iPads.