According to analyst Gene Munster, Apple is on the upcoming conference for developers WWDC 2018 will present «smart» column under the brand Beats with voice assistant Siri.
The speaker will cost around $ 250 (~16 000), which is $ 100 cheaper than the HomePod.
At the conference Apple will focus on new features for Siri. One possible innovation is the integration of Siri in the Spotlight search. The company intends to expand the functionality of the assistant when working with the HomePod to catch up with competitors in the face of Home Amazon Google and Alexa. Also cupertinos the Corporation will extend the capabilities of the platform to augmented reality ARKit.
Worldwide Developers Conference 2018 will be held from 4 to 8 June in California San Jose. In addition to the updates iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, it may submit a budget iPhone and MacBook with new processors.