Rumored HomePod with a display delayed till 2024

A HomePod with a display may very well be obtainable as quickly as 2024. This product was first reported in 2021 when Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman stated Apple was exploring a number of completely different audio speaker fashions for the longer term.

On the time, the journalist stated Apple may very well be making ready an Apple TV with a HomePod combo, an iPad with a HomePod, or the three merchandise mixed. Whereas it’s nonetheless unclear which product Apple needs to compete with (sensible residence hubs, Amazon Echo merchandise, and so on.), final week, dependable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated Apple was readying a HomePod with a display for the primary half of 2024.

The analyst believes it can characteristic a 7-inch show, which Tianma will manufacture. “The HomePod, which equips a panel, might allow tighter integration with Apple’s different {hardware} merchandise, marking a major shift within the firm’s sensible residence technique,” Kuo wrote.

The leaker didn’t point out what Apple would name the brand new product or which working system may energy the HomePod with a show. That stated, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman determined to reiterate his 2021 report (and Kuo’s newest declare) in his Energy On e-newsletter by saying Apple is certainly readying this HomePod with a display. As a result of financial tensions and layoffs across the business, the corporate determined to push again the discharge of this product to subsequent yr on the earliest.

Whereas Gurman didn’t give a timeframe beforehand, it’s a bit bizarre that he says the product has seen a pushback. As well as, he says the Cupertino agency determined to do this as a result of it permits “Apple to allocate its analysis and growth funds to extra urgent initiatives.”

Even when Apple continues to be a yr away from introducing this product, it’s fascinating to know that the corporate nonetheless needs to develop its sensible residence hub with extra merchandise, as the corporate presently provides the Apple TV and two HomePod fashions.

BGR will maintain reporting on this upcoming product as we be taught extra about it.