Apple is working on a dock for the iPad that could turn it into a smart home hub and speaker. It will look like a device like the Amazon Echo-Show that can sit on your kitchen counter or nightstand. as reported by of bloomberg Mark Gurman, the company can launch it as soon as next year.
Apple may launch a dock for the iPad in 2023
An iPad docking station could allow users to make calls via FaceTime and gain hands-free control over smart home devices.
As mentioned earlier, it will be similar to the Amazon Fire tablet that allows users to place the devices in the charging dock to become a smart display. According to Gurman, the device is expected to launch in 2023.
Google last week announced a docking accessory for its upcoming Pixel tablet, which will serve as the Nest Hub Max for controlling smart home devices via the Home app.
Apple is soon to unveil the iPad Pro, which is likely to come with 11-inch and 12.9-inch models and the M2 silicon chip.
According to the report, Apple is also working on an updated version of HomePod. The next generation of HomePod could have an updated display, an S8 chip, and multitouch functionality. The company is also planning a combined Apple TV and smart speaker device equipped with a single camera.
Apple recently signed up with Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology (SMT), which could push the tech giant to use hybrid OLED displays in the iPad Pro by 2024.
The display of the iPad and iPad Pro is a key component of the user experience.
Last year, Gurman had revealed that the tech giant was working on a device that would combine an Apple TV and a smart speaker device with a single camera. The company can launch this device this year.
-With inputs from IANS
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