Apple is now reportedly planning to announce the new HomePod smart speaker in the fourth quarter of this year or earlier in the next year.
An analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet Apple will release a new HomePod without any major transformation in hardware design and currently, there is no indication about the size of Apple’s upcoming smart speaker.
In the previous report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the next-generation HomePod would size between the original HomePod and the newest HomePod mini.
As the new HomePod model will be a bit larger than the HomePod mini and smaller than the now-discontinued HomePod, it will also be more expensive than Apple’s smallest smart speaker and less expensive than the first original one.
Mark Gurman is also expected to Apple is working on the development of implementing screens and cameras to compete with devices like Google Nest Hub and Amazon Echo Show. However, these devices are not expected to release in near future.