Future HomePod could have a robotic arm that can hold an iPad
Apple’s HomePod has had mixed hits. The original model kind of flopped and was eventually discontinued, but the smaller model, the HomePod mini, seems to do a lot better. However, a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims there might be a new model in the works that honestly sounds very futuristic.
According to Gurman, he claims his sources told him that Apple was investigating the idea of a future HomePod that could be equipped with a robotic arm. This arm would then be able to hold devices such as an iPad and move around as well. This means that it can follow you as you walk through a room. This can be useful for video calls, especially if you don’t really enjoy sitting in one place for too long.
Does that sound familiar to you? If so, it is because Apple is not the first to come up with such an idea. Amazon’s latest Echo Show Smart Display / Smart Speaker has a similarly rotatable base that allows the display to rotate to meet the user. However, we assume the real question here is whether or not Apple will implement the idea.
Gurman’s report states that the development of this idea is still at an early stage and exists more as a concept, meaning that it is something that may never see the light of day. So don’t get your hopes up just yet.
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