Apple “has also been developing new speakers with screens and cameras, but such a launch isn’t imminent,” writes Gurman. Google and Amazon have numerous smart speakers with displays, such as the Nest Hub and Echo Show, which have been out for a while now.
I’m excited to hear this. I’ve been pleased with the functionality of our HomePods (both the classic and mini) and have long been wanting to move away from our Google smart home devices for a variety of reasons.
The biggest thing holding me back? The Google-powered smart display in our kitchen that keeps track of our schedule, music, and photos. An Apple version would be an instant purchase for my family as we move towards keeping all our smart home devices connected with HomeKit.