Apple is to work on a smart loudspeaker with Siri speakers on board, which will be released this year and will soon be shown.
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Just last week, we reported here a smart gadget from Apple, which should be equipped with Siri. Now there are new details. Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities assumes that Apple could present the product at WWDC in June. However, the probability is 50 percent. The source of last week was not quite sure.
Rumors of a smart speaker from Apple were the first time a year ago and in autumn 2016 it was then said that the prototype phase has begun. When (and whether) Apple will introduce the speaker, should also depend on the internal test procedure. However, there is much to suggest a launch in the second half of the year. Price is the loudspeaker above the Amazon echo, which we are not really surprised at Apple now.
“We expect Apple’s first home AI product to have excellent acoustics performance (one woofer + seven tweeters) and computing power (similar to iPhone 6 / 6S AP).”
Apple is known to throw the plans again just before, but I could well imagine that in June we get the first preview on such a gadget. Includes SDK for developers. They have, as so often with Apple, a few months for the adaptation of the apps time. And market launch is then in the autumn and punctually to lucrative Christmas business.