Analyst Ming Chi Kuo recently talked about how the latest HomePod will have a 7-inch screen.
Apple is rumored to be working on a HomePod with a significantly larger display in an effort to fuse Apple TV+ and the smart speaker. The analyst specified a date on when this might become reality, and it’s sooner than you’d think.
Kuo further said that the component will come from a new supplier that has a track record of making Android displays. He mentioned Tianma as the panel supplier to help with the redesigned HomePod. Once launched the HomePod allows a tighter integration with existing hardware and marks a shift in the Cupertino-based company’s home strategy.
The analyst wrote that the report he did was an informed prediction based on his experience with supply chains. Once the 7-inch displays are fulfilled, Kuo expects the next orders to be iPad panels if the process went well.