At WWDC 2017, it seemed that the rumors were true and that Apple was indeed planning to compete against the likes of Amazon and Google by releasing the HomePod, a Bluetooth speaker that comes with Siri installed in it that will allow users to interact with the digital assistant without necessarily requiring an iOS device.

Apart from Apple boasting that it would feature incredible sound, not much else is known about the HomePod, or at least until now where thanks to firmware released by Apple to developers, some addition nuggets of information about the speakers has been revealed. Posted on Twitter by Avery Magnotti, the amount of RAM the HomePod is packing has been revealed to be at 1GB, along with an A8 chipset which supposedly makes it more powerful than current smart speakers in the market today.

The LED display on top of the speakers is also revealed to have a very basic resolution of 272 x 340. This display is meant to show a multicolored waveform that turns on to let users know when Siri has been activated. However it has been suggested that this display could also be used to display other shapes for other purposes, although the full functionality has yet to be revealed.

The HomePod is currently scheduled for a release this coming December where it will be priced at $349.

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