Igor Bonifacic

Apple is reportedly developing a replacement for the original HomePod – Engadget

Apple plans to launch a “flood” of new products this fall and in the first half of 2023. Bloomberg Mark Gurman. And while many of the devices the company is reportedly working on won’t come as much of a surprise, one is interesting.

In its latest Gourmet reports that Apple is preparing a new HomePod speaker that will look and sound similar to the original . As you remember, the company without notice of direct replacement. If you want a smart speaker with built-in Siri, your only option at the moment is .

According to Gurman, the new model will feature Apple’s upcoming S8 chip and an updated screen on top of the speakers that may include multi-touch functionality. For context, the HomePod mini has an S5 chip, suggesting that the new model will come with more processing power. Probably Apple also plans to set the price of the speakers more competitive than the 2018 model. At $ 349, the HomePod was one of the more expensive smart speakers you could buy at the time, and it never seemed to match that price.

In addition to the updated HomePod, Gurman says Apple is working on at least four new Mac models and an AirPods Pro refresh, among other devices. All the details of Apple’s short-term product plan, “one of the most ambitious” in the company’s recent history, can be found at Bloomberg.

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