Everything to Know About the Upcoming Apple Smart Home Display

Apple is currently working on another exciting device for the Apple Ecosystem. It is a larger display Apple product that is neither an iPad nor a MacBook. Even though it has the shape and look of an iPad, it is rather a smart display. Apple intends to make this the hub of your home management. The Apple TV and the Apple Homepod have enough features to work as home hubs. With this smart home display, it will serve as an all in one product for your home management.

Design of the Apple Smart Home Display Apple Smart Home Display

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg says that the new device will have a screen similar to an iPad. He compared it to a cheaper version of an iPad, which means it could look like the basic model of the 10th-generation iPad.

We don’t have specific information about the size. But the new device is meant to be attached to walls or other things using magnets. This way it can be placed in a convenient location in the house. Mounting it on the wall makes it blend into the house better than an iPad. It will also give everyone in the house a central place to control products that are connected to “HomeKit” and “Matter.”

Currently, you need an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to control both “HomeKit” and “Matter” devices. Each person in the house has to be separately invited to join the “HomeKit” setup. This does not seem to be too convenient especially when guests are visiting. Or when you need to control things quickly and don’t have an Apple device nearby.

It’s likely that you will be able to use two or more of these new “Home displays” in different rooms. Just like how the “HomePod” and “Apple TV” work now.

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Capabilities of the Apple Smart Home Display Apple Smart Home Display

Besides controlling smart home devices, you can also use the Apple Smart Display to watch videos and make video calls. It will have a speaker built-in. Making it a combination of an iPad and a “HomePod,” which has been rumored about before.

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Competitions for the Apple Smart Home Display Apple Smart Home Display

The new smart display product made by Apple with a built-in screen will definitely have some competitors. It will be competing with similar products from other companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. For instance, Facebook has the Meta Portal. This lets you control products that work with Alexa and make video calls with people you know.

Amazon makes the “Echo Show,” which is a smart device with a speaker and a 10-inch screen. You can use it to control smart home devices, watch videos, make calls, and more. Google has the “Nest Hub Max,” which you can use for playing content and listening to music. You can also use it to control products that work with the Google smart home system.

Most of Apple’s competitors have a device for the home. These devices help control smart home products and make calls. It’s easy to imagine that Apple would have something similar.

Launch Date of the Apple Smart Display

Apple is planning to release the smart home display in 2024, but we don’t know exactly when yet. Apple may either launch it in the first quarter of 2024 or the second quarter. If we don’t see it within the first and second quarter, then third quarter is the obvious launch date for the release of the Apple Smart Home Display.

This is because Apple usually launches a number of display products in the third quarter with the latest iPhone series being the main highlight. Therefore it will only make sense for the Cupertino based company to launch such a new product at an iPhone launch event.

Source / Via: MacRumors

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