The device is a seven-inch cylindrical speaker powered by Apple's A8 processor.
The Cupertino, California, based company described the seven-inch device, which comes in white and "space grey", as a "breakthrough home speaker" created to "rock the house". Apple also unveiled the high-end iMac Pro coming in December starting at about $5,000.
Siri will add inflection to her voice, to say phrases three different ways.
The Siri integration means it is completely smart, and will answer queries, navigate, get you the news and weather and even set calendar entries for you, among other things.
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HomePod will take on lower priced Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have had momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more.
Since the launch of the Echo and Google Home, it has been suggested Apple's own assistant has fallen behind its rivals in the virtual assistant space. Throughout the presentation, he boasted about the new gadget's sensors, its connection to Apple Music, and the speaker's superior quality. Apple said HomePods can pick up the commands from across the room with a 6-microphone array (compared to the Echo's 7 microphones and Home's 2 microphone).
Apple also revealed that its Watch will now be able to connect wirelessly with other devices, specifically mentioning "glucose monitoring" as one possible application - a likely nod to speculation earlier this year that Apple had been developing a glucose monitoring device that would sync with the Apple Watch.
During this week's conference, Apple also discussed significant software upgrades for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch and debuted new iPad and Mac computer models.
Apple also offered some hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone, including augmented reality. 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.