Apple’s next HomePod may come with a screen and camera

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Apple “would develop new speakers with screens and cameras,” according to the always reliable Mark Gurman report for Bloomberg.

(This news is sure to make my colleague Callum, who just wrote an article wishing for a HomePod with a screen last week, quite happy.)

The company reportedly developed an updated HomePod for a 2022 release before the line shut down. It looks like the display-compatible model could eventually serve as a replacement, however, “such a launch is not imminent,” Gruman writes.

The news comes in the form of a few lines in an article focusing on another surprising news from Apple: The HomePod Mini has a hidden temperature and humidity sensor. It is a simple part, measuring only 1.5 x 1.5 millimeters, and it is manufactured by Texas Instruments.

Credit: iFixit / Bloomberg