Apple is likely to be engaged on HomePod with 7-inch show

Apple reportedly has huge plans for the HomePod, and these plans contain a seven-inch show.

In accordance with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo(Opens in a new tab), the tech firm is engaged on a model of its good speaker with a seven-inch show, to be launched within the first half of 2024.

Particulars in regards to the machine are scarce, however Kuo believes this product would allow a tighter integration with Apple’s different {hardware} merchandise.


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Kuo believes that the show panel in Apple’s upcoming HomePod will likely be produced by Chinese language firm Tianma, which produces shows for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and automobiles. If the HomePod deal goes effectively, Kuo thinks Apple would possibly associate with Tianma to supply panels for its future iPads as effectively.

We have really heard an identical rumor earlier than. In 2021, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman stated Apple is engaged on audio system with built-in screens and cameras, however supplied no mounted launch date for such gadgets.

And in January this yr, Gurman stated Apple is engaged on an affordable, iPad-like machine that may enable customers to manage varied good residence capabilities. Whereas this seems like a distinct machine to what Kuo is suggesting, it’s indicative of Apple doubtlessly fascinated about strengthening its good residence lineup.

Apple lately revived its authentic HomePod, making it somewhat cheaper whereas retaining its design and most sonic traits. Each the HomePod and the HomePod mini have a small, touch-screen panel on prime which exhibits an animation once you invoke Siri, however are in any other case very a lot display-less.