Kuo: Apple to Launch Redesigned HomePod With 7-Inch Display in 2024

Apple will release a redesigned HomePod with a 7-inch display in the first half of 2024, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

HomePod With Screen
In a brief post on Medium, Kuo wrote that the next-generation ‌HomePod‌'s display could facilitate deeper integration with Apple's other hardware products.

Tianma apparently will be a beneficiary of Apple's "revamped smart home strategy," becoming the sole supplier of the redesigned ‌HomePod‌'s display. If its participation in manufacturing the new ‌HomePod‌ goes well, Tianma may be entrusted to supply iPad panels in the future.

In 2021, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was first to suggest that Apple is working on new ‌HomePod‌ models with displays and cameras. He has also reported that Apple is working on multi-touch functionality for the ‌HomePod‌. In the long term, Apple is believed to be rethinking its smart home strategy and is reportedly working on a combined Apple TV and HomePod device, as well as a HomePod with a screen mounted on a robotic arm. The ‌HomePod‌ already runs a variant of tvOS, but there are some indications that Apple is working on a new "homeOS" platform.

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Top Rated Comments

H. Flower Avatar
13 months ago
Until Siri gets fixed, these home products are irrelevant.
Score: 88 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gengar Avatar
13 months ago
Hopefully it looks better than that.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago

Please don’t let be a 60hz lcd with an A4 chip ?



Also, what would be the use for a screen other than FaceTime calls??
Maybe for something like this? Magic Ball style! shake it.. let Apple tell you what music you should play.

Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fraserh02 Avatar
13 months ago

Hopefully, the 7-inch screen comes with an OLED display. In addition, Siri needs to be fixed to integrate better!
You know there needs to be improvements when TheYayAreaLiving is critical ?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KaliYoni Avatar
13 months ago
The telescreen was silent for a moment. Winston raised his head again. The bulletin! But no, they were merely changing the music.

The music from the telescreen stopped and a voice took over. Winston raised his head to listen. No bulletins from the front, however. It was merely a brief announcement from the Ministry of Plenty. In the preceding quarter, it appeared, the Tenth Three-Year Plan's quota for bootlaces had been over-fulfilled by 98 per cent.

But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.


--George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
Hopefully, the 7-inch screen comes with an OLED display. In addition, Siri needs to be fixed to integrate better!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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