HomePod with display is in the works
The rumored device is part of Apple's revamped smart-home strategy.
A smart device in the kitchen is almost a must-have these days.
At least for my family it is.
Few devices in our house get as much use as our kitchen HomePods (set up in a stereo pair). We use them all day, every day, setting timers for cooking, checking the weather, answering queries, listening to the radio from London, and playing a lot of music.
I bought my mom an Echo Show, which has a screen that follows you around when you’re talking to it. She loves it, and the screen is great for checking her doorbell camera. Imagine if Apple had such a device that could do a variety of smart-home tasks, and also make FaceTime calls.
So I’m delighted Apple is considering adding a screen to the HomePod. It can’t come soon enough.
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