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    Upcoming Apple HomePod may get an LCD display, show currently playing music and call options | Technology News

    Upcoming Apple HomePod may get an LCD display, show currently playing music and call options | Technology News


    HomePod, Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Nest Mini might soon get a display. A few months ago, Apple prototype collector Kosutami shared some images of what is believed to be the upcoming version of the HomePod with an LCD screen on the top.

    Now, in a post on X (formerly), Kosutami has shared some details about the next version of HomePod. The upcoming HomePod with mode number B720 may have the same panel size and design as the HomePod 2 but come with a convex screen.

    To give you a quick recap, the current generation of HomePods does not feature an LCD screen but instead uses a combination of LEDs that can display various colours. While the screen itself may be flat, Kosutami says Apple might cover it with a convex glass.

    Right now, there is no information on how the user interface will look, but a report by 9to5Mac suggests the new HomePod will display information like what music is currently playing in apps like Apple Music and Podcasts.

    The report goes on to claim that Apple is rewriting some of its tvOS apps to run on a different screen size. Apple’s existing HomePods are powered by a modified version of tvOS but without a user interface.

    While Apple is yet to shed any light on when the new HomePod will be available, the B720 is an advanced-stage prototype, hinting that the tech giant may announce it in the near future.

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    Rumour also has it that users will also be able to check notifications, answer calls and reply to messages using the screen, but since is official at the moment, we suggest you take this information with a grain of salt as Apple might ditch the project or decide to remove the screen altogether.

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    First uploaded on: 28-12-2023 at 11:22 IST



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