Amazon proved with its Echo lineup of devices that there’s significant demand for devices in the market that are powered by artificial intelligence smart assistants and are always listening for the user’s voice commands. We’ve seen similar products from Google and even Microsoft is working on one that’s backed by its Cortana assistant. Previous reports have suggested that Apple is developing a similar product which will be backed by Siri. A new report claims that Apple is now close to finalizing the design of this device.
The report claims that Apple is finalizing the design for its much-rumored Amazon Echo rival and that it’s going to have support for both Siri and AirPlay. If it does have support for AirPlay, the device will be able to allow users to stream their radio, music, and podcasts to Apple’s new device over Wi-Fi.
It may even have Beats technology which will enable it to provide a quality audio experience. Apple may market this product as a Siri/AirPlay device. It may run a version of iOS. No further details have been provided about this product at this point in time so it’s too soon to be certain about its specifications.
Apple has not yet said anything about such a device so take all information about its rumored Echo rival with a grain of salt until there’s something official to go on.