Tim Cook speaks during Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose

Long queues of app makers gathered in San Jose on Monday to hear Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, at the annual developers conference. After a focus on software and services at previous annual events, this year Apple unveiied a host of new hardware items, including a Siri-powered speaker system to compete head-on with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, as well as a new Pro model and new Mac offerings. On the software front, an overhaul of its iOS operating system, as well as an update to the iPad software, plus an augmented reality kit were launched to rally the faithful. Tim Bradshaw and Hannah Kuchler followed the event.