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Apple updates its smart home to catch up to Amazon and Google

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Apple announced important updates for its digital assistant Siri, the HomeKit smart home platform and the HomePod smart speaker at the company's developer conference. Here's a look at the state of Apple's smart home following the updates.

We also grade each announcement on its excitement factor from 1 to 5. Apple didn't give us the hardware we were hoping for, but it did maintain a foundation of privacy while slowly but surely gaining ground. Perhaps it's doomed to remain in third place in the smart home, but Apple could be a sleeping giant, still putting the pieces together.

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