We are all familiar with Apple’s HomePod, which is a smart speaker from the company. It is a smart speaker in the sense that it goes beyond just playing music out loud, it can use Siri functions to control your smart home appliances. This device is part of Apple’s ever-growing ecosystem which consists of the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, HomePod, AirTag, and all other Apple online services.
A lot of other tech companies have their ecosystem which also comprises a smart speaker, so the competition is high. To edge above the competition, Apple is changing the way you relate with your HomePod. In a statement from Mark Gurman, he identified the possible presence of a HomePod that packs multiple features into a tiny speaker.
With Apple aiming to keep its users ever closer to its products and services, it is adding extra features to the HomePod to make it more useful. A possible new HomePod that Apple has in work combines the abilities of a regular HomePod, an Apple TV, and a selfie camera. With this HomePod, users will be able to stream films and watch shows on their TV using the Apple TV service and control their smart home appliances with the help of Siri and FaceTime friends and family.
This product is still in the early stage of development and there is no news as to when this device will make it to the mainstream market. But does the possibility of this device being launched show that Apple might cut the production of stand-alone Apple TV boxes and just sell this new HomePod? If this is the case, then they will surely be saving a lot of money for the company by packing more than one feature into just one device.