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Samsung just unveiled its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, to take on Amazon, Google, and Apple

Samsung announced its own smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, on Thursday. Whether Bixby will be good enough to be your smart speaker of choice is another question altogether.

Google Assistant tops Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in a head-to-head intelligence test

Microsoft, Google, Apple and Amazon are all developing competing voice assistants. In a test run on smartphones, Google Assistant was able to answer the most questions correctly — about 86% of 800 questions correctly.

As iPhone sales level off, Apple has doubled its revenue from accessories since 2015

As sales of mobile devices cool, Apple has renewed its focus on audio products and accessories — the revenue for which has doubled since 2015.
Apple's current headphone marketing centers around the Beats brand and celebrities.

Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose

Apple is working on over-ear headphones that could launch as soon as next year.

Apple is overhauling Siri — and the voice assistant may finally catch up with Amazon’s Alexa

Apple's Siri took an early lead the voice-computing market, but lost much of its momentum to Amazon's Alexa. With some major updates planned for Siri this fall, Apple could get itself back in the race.

Apple’s biggest event of the year kicks off today — here’s when it starts, and how to tune in

WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, kicks off on Monday. We'll likely get our first look at all the updates Apple has planned for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.
Apple's $350 speaker, HomePod.

Apple is considering a low-cost HomePod, says KGI Securities

"We believe HomePod shipments could be far below market expectations," he wrote in a note on Friday seen by Business Insider.

Apple’s HomePod is too expensive, too limited, too late to market, and few people are buying it

It's $200 more expensive than its rivals. And those rivals do more than the HomePod, which is mostly limited to playing songs on Apple Music.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 16, 2014.

Apple has its eye on the lucrative high-end audio market

Audiophiles are prepared to pay big money for high-end audio equipment, and Apple seems to be taking notice.

Spotify considers flagship smartphones and smart speakers from Amazon, Apple, and Google a threat to its business

Spotify considers a main source of competition to be hardware as well as software.