Apple HomePod device with a screen will not be available until at least 2025

The website 9to5Mac has once again unearthed indications within tvOS’s programming that suggest Apple is in the process of developing a HomePod device equipped with a screen. According to Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, Apple has been consistently dedicated to the development of such a product, though its debut is not expected until at least 2025.

The rumors suggest that this display-inclusive HomePod device is slated for a release no earlier than 2025, with Apple persistently investing in its research and development.

There have been previous rumors about Apple’s plans to launch a HomePod product featuring a screen, positioning it as a central hub for smart home operations. It is anticipated to serve functions similar to those of the Google Nest Hub or Amazon Echo Show, yet specific details remain elusive.

Prior reports have hinted that this product might amalgamate the features of the HomePod, Apple TV, and FaceTime, offering the possibility to attach the screen magnetically to a device akin to the HomePod, or employing a mechanical design that allows for rotational adjustment of the screen’s orientation.

This latest disclosure, stemming from the tvOS code, reinforces Gurman’s observation that despite Apple’s ongoing investment in the development of this product, concrete progress has yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, Gurman notes that Apple continues to develop this product, collaborating with numerous suppliers, with the earliest launch anticipated to be sometime after 2025.