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HomePod Speakers: Apple Works on a Combined TV box to Relive Smart Home Efforts

Apple was a major player in intelligent home settings, but a new modular device might improve this in early development.
The company is developing a package to pair an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker to include a video conferencing camera via connected TVs and other intelligent home functionality, depending upon people familiar with the issue who requested that the internecine issues not be revealed.

The other features of this gadget will include normal functions in the Apple TV package, such as viewing video and gaming and smart speakers like playing music and using Apple’s Siri virtual assistant. If it is released, the Apple Smart Home hardware offering will be the most ambitious one.

The Cupertino, technology giant based in California, is also plugging in the introduction of a high-end speech with a touch screen, to compete better with Google and Amazon.com, the people said. An iPad with a HomePod speaker will pair this gadget with a webcam for video chat. Apart from Amazons new Echo Show gadget, Apple has been exploring how to attach the iPad to the speaker using a robotic arm to follow the user in a room.

The latest offers will help restore the fortunes of Apple in the category of smart homes. According to Strategy Analytics in 2020, the firm owned 2% of the TV streaming system market, and for much of its lifetime, HomePod was under 10% of the smart speaker market.

In 2020, Apple merged their HomePod and Apple TV engines and consolidated the basic applications running on both platforms. That was the first indication that Apple would merge the hardware lines finally.

On a Tuesday 13 October 2020, Apple HomePod Mini speaker was launched on a laptop launch in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S.A. Four newly updated 5G Cellular iPhones, improved cameras, stronger processors and a larger variety of screen sizes have been unveiled by Apple Inc.

There is no combined speaker and TV box that Google and Amazon have taken seriously, while Facebook Inc. offers a TV portal chat system and Amazon sells the Fire TV Cube box with a small speaker. Nevertheless Amazon leads the group Smart Displays, which means smart speakers with screens.