Apple to release new smart home accessory according to leaks

There have been rumours for a while that Apple is working on a smart home device to compete with products such as the Amazon Echo Show, and according to a report from MacRumors, it has been confirmed that something is in the works.

The report explains that code has been discovered on Apple’s backend that references a device with the identifier “HomeAccessory17,1”.

While details are vague, the leak states that “the code also indicates that this ‘home accessory’ will be running a software variant of tvOS, much like the HomePod. Earlier this year, MacRumors found evidence of Apple’s work on homeOS, which could be the firmware running on this device.”

The leak also reports: “The code also references two unreleased Apple TV models with the identifiers AppleTV14,4 and AppleTV14,5. Rumours suggest that an updated Apple TV could launch in 2024.”

The rumour mill is turning but watch this space for possible new smart home products from Apple.


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