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Apple held the opening keynote of its annual WWDC event last night: you can watch it in full here if you have a couple of hours to spare.

Among the announcements was the debut of iOS 15, the next major update to Apple’s iPhone software. It will include a new feature called SharePlay, for people on FaceTime video calls to listen to Apple Music, watch video or view apps together. TikTok and Twitch are among the non-Apple apps already working on supporting it.

Apple Music will also be tapped for iPhone’s photo memories feature, providing soundtracks when the device creates a montage of past pics.

Apple also used the keynote to announce that Apple Music’s spatial audio feature was rolling out to users yesterday, and that its HomePod Mini smart speaker will launch in more countries – Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, and Italy – later this year. There was no update to the official public figure for Apple Music subscribers.

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