Apple has completed the development of a new device for “smart” house speakers for home use with built-in voice assistant Siri. This was reported by a well-known blogger Sonny Dickson. It is known that a few years ago one of the first and long before the official presentation got case iPad Air. This time, however, he has no accessories, only the insides.
In 2014, Amazon introduced the Echo speaker system with voice assistant, Alexa, and two years later, Google announced Google Assistant is able to perform a number of user requests and available speakers on the Google Home. Apple has decided not to stand aside and prepares its counterpart.
According to Dixon, the novelty will be positioned as the device to work with Siri and AirPlay. This project, the iPhone maker may be the most significant in 2014, when it was announced smart watch Apple Watch. “Smart” column will be running a modified version of iOS and to use some of the technology Beats.
As you can guess, the role of the voice assistant in Apple will be the Siri, which will manage the smart HomeKit devices through voice commands. In addition, the assistant will be asked to perform other tasks like finding information online.
Users will be able to listen to music via AirPlay, to control appliances, locks, garage doors, etc. through deep integration with HomeKit, and also at any time apply to assistant with various assignments.
According to rumors, the development device is for three years. By this time approved the final design of the device, which the company’s engineers are actively testing in their own homes.
According to sources, Apple will be different from Echo and Google Home more advanced microphone and speaker, as well as the presence sensor face detection, which can “learn” the master and his guests. Home presentation assistant Apple can be held in October at a special conference of the company.
Dixon did not tell about the timing of the presentation device. It is not excluded that Apple will present the device at the annual conference WWDC, which will be held from 5 to 9 June.