Apple could reportedly release a HomePod with a display

In response to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may very well be engaged on a brand new HomePod gadget that may characteristic a built-in show for 2024. The rumor appears to be based mostly on third-party provide chain corporations, resembling Tianma, a Chinese language show producer.

This new product within the HomePod lineup would look fully totally different from current HomePods as it might characteristic a 7-inch show. In different phrases, it might appear to be a speaker with a small pill (or a small pill with a speaker) just like the Amazon Echo Present or Google’s Nest Hub.

Kuo believes that Apple is in the midst of revamping its sensible dwelling technique with new gadgets and options. Along with the HomePod Mini, Apple not too long ago launched a brand new premium HomePod with a well-known look. It appears just like the mannequin that debuted in 2018 however with model new inside parts.

There’s a cause why Apple is focusing extra on the sensible dwelling. Matter, a brand new sensible dwelling normal, is meant to unify sensible dwelling gadgets — and Apple is among the launch companions. The brand new HomePod helps Thread, the Matter-backed wi-fi protocol particularly designed for IoT gadgets.

“The brand new Matter sensible dwelling connectivity normal offers customers extra selection and interoperability to attach all kinds of sensible dwelling equipment throughout totally different ecosystems,” Apple’s vp, {Hardware} Engineering and Operations Matthew Costello informed TechCrunch’s Brian Heater final month. “With help for Thread, the brand new HomePod can function a border router and securely allow communications to Thread-based equipment situated all through the house.”

Apple can be the corporate behind the iPad. Including a touchscreen show to a sensible speaker would make sense for the corporate as many individuals already use and like their iPad. It might be a well-known interface and will additionally doubtlessly run some common iPad apps out of the field.

In January, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stated that Apple has additionally been engaged on a sensible show that may very well be used to manage your sensible dwelling. Primarily, it might be a low-end iPad that you possibly can mount on a wall to manage your lights, thermostat and extra.

It’s unclear whether or not Ming-Chi Kuo are speaking about the identical gadget or not. This sensible dwelling pill might carry the HomePod model, or Apple may very well be engaged on two separate gadgets — a wall-mounted pill and a countertop HomePod with a pill.

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