A patent application has unveiled the design of “smart” speakers Apple
The annual conference for developers WWDC, typically devoted to operating systems, however in the past here many times presented the new hardware. According to sources, at the opening of this year’s June 5 event, Apple introduced a “smart” column with Siri Speaker. New patent application the company unveiled the design of the upcoming device with a built-in voice assistant.
Bureau of patents and trademarks U.S. has published a new Apple patent for a device of cylindrical shape, which with high probability will be one of the components of the system “smart house”. Product illustrations are reminiscent of the design of the workstation Mac Pro: it is made in the form of a cylinder with a recess on the top cover.
The description says that it is “an electronic device with a arranged in a circle components.” We are talking about the parent device and the user interaction will happen via voice assistant Siri. The sensors of the system proposed to be installed in the walls.
Speaker Siri rumors is credited with AirPlay support, Apple Music, the ability to control home smart devices, thanks to deep integration with HomeKit, as well as the opportunity at any time apply to assistant with various assignments.
Observers suggest that the announcement of Siri Speaker will be held simultaneously with the showing of the new software that work in the “Apple” ecosystem of devices “home artificial intelligence”. The novelty is expected to cost more popular counterpart, the Amazon Echo, while providing a higher sound quality and with integrated touchpad.