Kuo: Next-gen HomePod coming in 2024 with 7-inch display
Ming-Chi Kuo delivered his latest report on the upcoming Apple HomePod, set to launch in the first half of 2024. The device will reportedly have a 7-inch display panel and is marked as a major shift in Cupertino’s smart home strategy. The new display will allow for more functionality from the smart home device and deeper integration into Apple’s ecosystem of devices.
Tianma Microelectronics is named as the exclusive supplier of display panels for the next generation HomePod. Kuo also mentions that Tianma may receive display orders for Apple iPads in the future. Rumors from last year also talked about Apple’s plans to launch a tvOS running the HomePod. The rumored device would also bring FaceTime capabilities via a built-in camera in addition to acting as a smart home speaker.