Apple rumored to launch AI-powered home device, merging HomePod and Apple TV

Apple may launch an AI-powered device, merging HomePod and Apple TV, featuring Apple's A18 chip and OpenAI's GPT-4o LLM.

: Apple is rumored to be working on a smart device that merges HomePod and Apple TV functionalities. This device, featuring a speaker and LCD screen, may run on Apple's A18 chip and support Apple Intelligence. Expected to launch in September, it aims to compete with Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest devices.

Apple is rumored to be developing a new smart home device that combines the capabilities of HomePod and Apple TV. Code discovered by MacRumors suggests it may feature a new identifier 'HomeAccessory17,1', indicating a significant update with an A18 chip and Apple Intelligence support.

The device is anticipated to include a speaker and an LCD screen, making it competitive with Amazon's Echo Show and Google's Nest series. It could act as a smart home hub, using a blend of tvOS and HomePod software, potentially under the rumored name homeOS.

Launching this September, the smart device might also integrate OpenAI's GPT-4o LLM to assist with AI tasks, similar to ChatGPT. This advancement is set to be part of a broader rollout of Apple Intelligence features across iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia.