HomePod With 'iPad-Like Display' Rumored to Launch in 2025 at Earliest

Apple is still working on a new HomePod speaker with an "iPad-like display" built into it, but the device is unlikely to launch until 2025 at the earliest should the plans move forward, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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In his Power On newsletter today, Gurman said Apple has started "early work" on a HomePod with a screen with overseas suppliers, but he said the company has yet to make "enough headway" on the device for him to consider a launch to be imminent.

Gurman reiterated that Apple has also explored a device that combines an Apple TV, HomePod, and FaceTime camera, along with iPad-like smart displays that could be magnetically attached to a wall, but it is unclear if these products will ever be released. He said Apple has been "indecisive" about its smart home product ideas for years.

Apple reversed course and released a new full-sized HomePod in 2023 after discontinuing the device in 2021. Apple also continues to sell the HomePod mini, which has not received any major hardware updates since launching in 2020.

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Top Rated Comments

Fishrrman Avatar
7 weeks ago
Shades of the old iMac.
Or... does no one remember?

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JCCL Avatar
7 weeks ago
I don't know why would anyone need a HomePod with an iPad strapped to it.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Student of Life Avatar
7 weeks ago

Honestly it looks like a G4 iMac which is a beautiful design. Just make it where the iPad is removable, have it connect with like a MagSafe device and then it all starts to make sense.

With a base like this, add a wireless keyboard and mouse and you a defacto modern G4 iMac. That would be able to do word documents etc, put on of those tracking motor things so the neck rotates the iPad towards your direction. Heck add some of those harmon Karman old school transparent speakers and your all set.
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QuarterSwede Avatar
7 weeks ago

I don't know why would anyone need a HomePod with an iPad strapped to it.
We have an Echo Show in the kitchen and it’s great for timers and recipe lookup (plus the wife likes to have shows on while cooking). If Apple came out with one we’d dump the Show that day. After all, it’s still an Amazon tracking device with ads and not apart of the Apple ecosystem. It would be nice to be able to control HomeKit devices from it as well. It maybe niche but I think there’s enough of us out there that would buy it that it would make it value added to Apple.
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gleepskip Avatar
7 weeks ago
Super niche product. I don't understand why they will bother.
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gleepskip Avatar
7 weeks ago

I don't know why would anyone need a HomePod with an iPad strapped to it.
Or stated the other way around: I don't know why anyone would need an iPad with a HomePod strapped to it. :)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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