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Apple could significantly expand its smart home product line within the next two years, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. In his latest , Gurman reports the company has “at least four new smart home devices in its labs.”
Included in that list is the model Gurman first wrote about back in June, in addition to a refreshed . The former will reportedly look and sound like the . Apple without announcing a direct replacement. The two other devices represent entirely new products for the company.
According to Gurman, one is a kitchen accessory that combines an iPad with a speaker. Meanwhile, the other reportedly brings together the functionality of an Apple TV, camera and HomePod into a living room device. He says Apple could release one of those two products by the end of next year or early 2024 but warns that “not all will see the light of the day.”
A kitchen device would see Apple competing more closely with Amazon and Google. The two are most closely associated with the smart display category thanks to releases like the and . It would be interesting to see what Apple thinks it can bring to the field since most smart displays don’t feel essential.
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