Apple: new Store, HomePod and Prime on TV
June 6, 2017
Apple has unveiled its all-new App Store, designed from the ground up to make discovering apps and games as easy as possible.
The company says the redesigned App Store is “packed with original stories and editorial, updated daily in a new Today tab, as well as new Games and Apps tabs. Compelling stories, in-depth interviews, helpful tips and collections of must-have apps and games will showcase Apple’s unique perspective and aim to inform, help and inspire customers every day. “
App Store customers have now downloaded more than 180 billion apps and Apple has paid out over $70 billion to developers since the store launched in 2008, making it the most vibrant software marketplace in the world.
Apple has also unveiled HomePod, a wireless speaker for the home that delivers audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. HomePod will be available starting in December, initially in Australia, the UK and the US.
Apple also announced that Amazon Prime will be available on the TV app “later this year,” CEO Tim Cook announced. The app will offer a ‘unified experience’ for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad.