March 25, 2023

The subsequent-gen Apple HomePod is anticipated to reach quickly – a transfer that may mark the primary sensible speaker {hardware} from the corporate since 2020.

That is based on the ever-reliable Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, a minimum of, who has indicated by way of Twitter that the refreshed Siri speaker is about to launch “pretty quickly”.

There’s not a lot at present recognized about HomePod 2, however Gurman has beforehand said that the speaker would function a extra aggressive value, the S8 chip additionally discovered within the firm’s newest smartwatches and an up to date contact management panel on the highest.

Provided that the unique Apple HomePod was discontinued in March 2021, as nicely, it might fill a much-needed hole within the Apple sensible residence setup alongside the HomePod Mini.

With Apple – like all the largest tech giants – additionally concerned within the arrival of Matter, the all-new sensible residence customary that started to roll out to licensed units in late 2022, a HomePod launch for Q1 2023 would make loads of sense.

Apple debuted the primary HomePod again at WWDC in 2017, however Gurman’s reporting would recommend the announcement is due earlier than June – maybe, then, as a part of Apple’s ordinary occasion in March.

Both approach, every thing concerning the second-gen HomePod will seemingly be revealed quickly, and, as ever, we’ll be readily available to supply any updates.