Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple is likely to introduce Siri Smart Speaker to
rival the Amazon Echo and Home Hub at WWDC 2017 which
kicks off with a keynote on June 5-9.
obtained by MacRumors:
We believe there is an over 50% chance
that Apple will announce its first home AI product at WWDC in June and start
selling in the second half of 2017] in order to compete with the new Amazon
Echo models to be launched […]
support AirPlay with “excellent acoustics performance” from
one woofer and seven tweeters. Kuo said its performance will be similar to the
We expect Apple’s first home AI product will have excellent acoustics
performance (one woofer + seven tweeters) and computing power (similar to
iPhone 6/6S AP). Therefore the product is likely to be positioned for: (i) the
high-end market; (ii) better entertainment experience; and (iii) higher price
than Amazon Echo.
Pro-like” concave design as claimed by a well-known leaker the Sonny