Apple to expand smart-home lineup with new displays, faster TV set-top box

The push into smart displays will start with a tablet product - essentially a low-end iPad - that can control things like thermostats and lights, show video and handle FaceTime chats

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Apple's current devices remain limited in their functionality, with Apple’s Siri voice-control service lagging behind Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Mark Gurman | Bloomberg
Apple Inc. is working on a slate of devices aimed at challenging Amazon.com Inc. and Google in the smart-home market, including new displays and a faster TV set-top box, after relaunching its larger HomePod speaker.

The push into smart displays will start with a tablet product — essentially a low-end iPad — that can control things like thermostats and lights, show video and handle FaceTime chats, people with knowledge of the plans said. The product could be mounted on walls or elsewhere using magnetic fasteners, positioning it as more of a home gadget than a regular iPad.

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First Published: Jan 20 2023 | 9:41 AM IST

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