The news are reporting more details on the Apple speaker:
Apple Is Manufacturing a Siri Speaker to Outdo Google and Amazon
Apple Inc. is already in your pocket, on your desk and underneath your television. Soon, a device embossed with…
Apple's Siri Speaker is reportedly in the works
The rumored voice-control speaker is said to come with surround sound, no touchscreen and will allow for integration…
Apple has started production on Siri-based Echo competitor, reports say
Apple has reportedly started production of its Siri-based competitor to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, plugging a…
First of all, if you’re going to make a new product, my philosophy is that it should be 10x better than what’s already on the market. This is especially true for Kickstarter/Indiegogo campaigns. That said, Apple doesn’t follow this rule. They usually make a simpler, more elegant version of what’s been on the market for awhile.
Apple might follow the same route with its own speaker. Will it ship with Skills and Actions? Nope. Will third party developers be able to build for it out of the gate? Not easily. Will it seem like the iPhone 3 in a year or two? Yup.
It’s likely that Apple will focus on really simple music and extend Siri and HomeKit for those who are diehard Apple fans. Or maybe this is all just chaff to distract from some other announcements?