Alleged HomePod Display Component Again Shown Off in Photo

Another image of an alleged screen component designed for a HomePod with a display was today shared by Kosutami, a source that has in the past shown off ‌HomePod‌ components and abandoned Apple prototypes.

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The image shows a circular, glossy glass piece that would be located at the top of a ‌HomePod‌ that has the same design as the current standard size ‌HomePod‌. The component would replace the current touch/waveform interface, and in the past, Kosutami has suggested that the LCD display is slightly curved.

There have been rumors about a ‌HomePod‌ with a display since 2021, and Apple actually seems to have several products in the works. The simplest is the ‌HomePod‌ that Kosutami and other leakers have referenced, which seems to be just a traditional speaker with a glass touchscreen. The display will show information from Apple Music like the song that's playing, and it will allow for SharePlay and other features.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has said that Apple is working on a ‌HomePod‌ speaker with an iPad-like display and a built-in camera, and also a ‌HomePod‌ with a screen mounted on a robotic arm. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in 2023 that Apple would release a ‌HomePod‌ with a 7-inch display at some point in 2024, though it doesn't look like that's happening at this point.

It's not really clear when we're going to see a refreshed ‌HomePod‌ at all, and it's possible that Apple is still just experimenting with a variety of designs. That said, the ‌HomePod‌ with a touch-responsive LCD display that uses the same design we have today does not seem farfetched, and it's plausible that such a product could come in the not too distant future.

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Realityck Avatar
6 weeks ago
Between the HomePod with Display and AppleTV 4K with a camera I think the rumors spinners are really reaching.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MonkeySpank158 Avatar
6 weeks ago
all of my HomePods are mounted up on the wall, so this particular design would be simply useless to me. i would much prefer they come out with a HomePod that just does a better job of handling my smart home requests. Really hoping that if / when Siri gets remade or rebranded with AI, that their current HomePod line up can process similarly with an update. It would be excellent to say things such as ’Siri, turn off the lights in the living room, lock the door, turn the fan on and play Ted Lasso on the apple tv.‘ or even just be able to simply connect multiple HomePods for a super immersive dolby atmos setup for movies. That would drive me to buy at least 4 more.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrysisDeu Avatar
6 weeks ago
who cares about a display on the top of the homepod

Are Apple PMs disillusional?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mcfrazieriv Avatar
6 weeks ago
Beating a dead horse here... make the HomePod mini's all act as mesh AirPort basestations and I'd buy this in a heartbeat.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
6 weeks ago
But you’d have to literally get up to look at it from the top. Dumb. Seems like just another thing getting more expensive to repair
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nautilus007 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Costco was doing 35% off on Homepod's just yesterday - maybe clearing out inventory?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)