Apple may be working on a new HomePod with display, Apple Intelligence features | Technology News

Apple is reportedly working on a new device that could be the HomePod with the screen we've all been waiting for. Speculation also suggests that the upcoming device will offer Apple Intelligence features.

According to a recent report MacRumorsA piece of code on Apple's backend refers to a device with the identifier 'HomeAccessory17,1', which is similar to the HomePod's 'AudioAccessory' name identifier.

The report also claims that it could be the Apple device for all smart home solutions and act as a central hub for home automation. The suffix '17,1' hints that the upcoming device will likely feature the A18 chip, which will make its debut in the soon-to-be-announced iPhone 16 series. If this is true, it could mean that the new product will also support Apple intelligence features and run on a modified version of tvOS, which could be called HomeOS.

The code also indicates that the Cupertino-based tech giant is currently working on two new unreleased Apple TV models with the identifiers 'AppleTV14.4' and 'AppleTV14.5' that could be launched later this year. But since nothing is official at this point, we advise you to take this information with a grain of salt as things could change going forward and Apple could skip the upcoming product altogether.

In October last year, X user Kosutami, who is known for collecting Apple prototype devices, shared a picture of what could be the new HomePod with a screen. The device, codenamed “B270”, has a colour LCD screen on the top.

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First uploaded: 05-07-2024 12:23 IST

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