Apple Developer Conference Highlights — Tech Bytes

Now, a year later, the thinking around device-based AI has done a 180 and there's increasing talk about being able to do both inferencing and learning-two key aspects of machine learning-on client devices.

I wasn't expecting Apple to come out of the gate with support for Amazon or Spotify music streaming, but I certainly was hopeful, especially after the company announced, in the same presentation, support for Amazon Video on Apple TV.

CNET senior editor Ashley Esqueda joined CBSN from Burbank to discuss highlights from the first day of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.

The Siri-enabled speaker links up with the Apple Home app, allowing users to control their connected smart home devices by voice, without touching their iPhone or iPad. Apple also claims moving images and text will become more streamlined with drag and drop.Meanwhile, Apple is making an augmented reality push with iOS 11 across iPads and iPhones.

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No, Apple HomePod, why don't YOU take a stress pill? And Apple Pencil works even better with them, as there's only a 20-millisecond latency. It's just that Apple believes it can make them better. Adding a smart speaker into people's homes creates a further touch point for consumers and a valuable gateway to Apple services.

As demand for personal computers and smartphones ebbs, the company is joining Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google, Microsoft (MSFT) and Samsung in selling so-called smart audio speakers.

Still, Siri's most appealing feature may be privacy protection.

Unlike its competitors, HomePod's singular objective is to deliver a really good music listening experience.

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On the top of speaker there's a waveform, which animates when you address the speaker with "Hey Siri" command. Apple is coming late to the game, but it understands the value of not being third. With Apple pricing the HomePod for $349, it's a tough sell compared to the $179 Amazon Echo or the $129 Google Home.

The HomePod is a unusual device.

Today, if you want to experience cutting edge virtual reality, you'll probably buy a headset and a Windows PC. On phones, it's Apple and Android, not BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone. What you won't do is boot up your Mac or pull out your iPhone. To show the tools off, Apple invited Wingnut AR, the company formed by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, on stage. Airships circled above a table, an intricately rendered town below, firing weapons as they weaved. Similarly, while AI and machine learning sound like exotic, exciting technological breakthroughs, their real-world benefits should actually be subtle, but practical extensions to things like contextual intelligence, which is a hard message to deliver. We are going to have to wait and see. Facebook, HTC and Sony have high-end VR systems, too.

Last August, Backchannel editor Steven Levy wrote an article titled "The iBrain is Here, and It's Already Inside Your Phone". Machine learning is everywhere in Apple products - Spotlight Search, Mail, iMessage, the list goes on.

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HomePod is Apple's official foray into the smart speaker market.

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