In June at WWDC, Apple introduced “smart” column with the HomePod. Unlike the rest of the competition is primarily the acoustic system with high-quality sound, and then home help. According to the latest data, the device can obtain another function.
According to rumors, iPhone 8 first needs to support wireless charging. While sources claim that the feature will not work out of the box: Apple plans to add the functionality some time after the start of sales of the smartphone.
Judging by the latest patents submitted by Apple, it can be concluded that wireless charging for iPhone 8 can be HomePod. In this device, the company registered the patent in the Bureau of patents and trademark United States. It is a “portable electronic device”, which will be equipped with a processor, microphone, and chips for wireless transmission of energy.
Moreover, in addition to the wireless charging device will support voice assistant Siri. In particular, Apple has provided the “voice recognition mode in a portable electronic device.”
We will remind, start of sales of Apple HomePod is scheduled for December 2017 at a price of $349.