Apple HomePod Upgrade: LCD Display Leak Sparks Excitement

Apple is reportedly developing an updated version of the HomePod smart speaker featuring an LCD display.

An image of a component, possibly the glass cover for the new HomePod, has surfaced online.

The leaked image suggests the next-generation HomePod may feature a touchscreen surrounded by the speaker.

The display could potentially show important information like notifications and media controls.

The leak comes from a tipster known as Kosutami, who shared an image of the purported HomePod's display cover.

The component appears circular with a curved surface and a glossy finish, labeled as the B720 prototype.

An unnamed device, possibly the new HomePod, was spotted on a beta version of tvOS 17.4 earlier this year.

TF Securities International analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts a HomePod model with a 7-inch touchscreen display could launch in the first half of 2024.