In a post on Medium, Kuo wrote that the next-generation HomePod’s display could facilitate deeper integration with Apple’s other hardware products.
Tianma apparently will be a beneficiary of Apple’s “revamped smart home strategy,” becoming the sole supplier of the redesigned HomePod’s display. If its participation in manufacturing the new HomePod goes well, Tianma may be entrusted to supply iPad panels in the future.
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has previously reported that Apple is working on multi-touch functionality for the HomePod. In the long term, Apple is believed to be rethinking its smart home strategy and is reportedly working on a combined Apple TV and HomePod device, as well as a HomePod with a screen mounted on a robotic arm. The HomePod already runs a variant of tvOS, but there are indications that Apple is working on a new “homeOS” platform.
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