Kuo: Apple will launch a redesigned HomePod with a 7-inch display in 2024

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

In a brief post on Medium, Kuo wrote that the HomePod’s next-gen display could allow for deeper integration with Apple’s other hardware products.

Tianma will appear to be a beneficiary of Apple’s “revisited smart home strategy” and become the sole supplier of the redesigned “HomePod” display. If its involvement in manufacturing the new “HomePod” goes well, Tianma could be entrusted with supplying iPad panels in the future.

In 2021, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman was the first to suggest that Apple was working on new “HomePod” models with displays and cameras. He also reported that Apple is working on multi-touch functionality for the “HomePod.” Longer term, Apple is set to rethink 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” is already running a variant of tvOS, but there are some indications that Apple is working on a new “homeOS” platform.

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