In the latest edition of Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says he expects Apple to release a new HomePod sometime next year.
The mention of HomePod software was notably absent from WWDC 2022 earlier this month. Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was first to report last month that he believed a new HomePod was in development, with code from Apple’s first iOS 16 developer beta unearthing references to an unreleased model named “AudioAccessory6,” which seemingly confirmed a new version of the Siri smart speaker was being worked on.
The new smart speaker features the same size and audio quality as its predecessor but has a new display, multi-touch functionality and a more powerful S8 chip.
Apple currently sells only the $99 HomePod mini after discontinuing the original $299 HomePod last year, around ₹20k in India. While the price details are not available currently let's see what more features are in store for us.