The Apple TV 4K successor may incorporate a video digicam and a HomePod speaker

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The Apple TV 4K may at some point get replaced by means of one thing utterly new and other: a hybrid Apple TV and HomePod streaming instrument that has a integrated digicam for FaceTime.

That used to be the rumor that used to be circulating a couple of months in the past and has re-emerged in a brand new document by means of Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. 

According to Gurman’s reporting in a up to date EnergyOn e-newsletter, he’s anticipating “a tool that mixes a HomePod, Apple TV and FaceTime digicam … [that] it is going to be on the middle of Apple's manner, with HomePod minis surrounding that all through the house.”

Gurman doesn’t say how quickly we will be able to be expecting the instrument to be published by means of Apple however has discussed this instrument in previous reviews and it seems that to nonetheless be within the works.


Analysis: Didn’t Meta do that already? 

If this seems like a tool you’ve already observed ahead of, it may well be since you’re pondering of the Facebook Portal TV from Meta that permits you to make calls thru widespread apps like Messenger and get right of entry to streaming products and services like Netflix.

Based on what we all know to this point, it sounds similar to what Gurman is claiming the following Apple TV instrument shall be like.

Where there’s an evident distinction between the 2 is at the audio facet of items. The HomePod used to be referred to as a shockingly forged speaker with a large soundstage and excellent imaging. On the opposite hand, the Portal gadgets use your TV’s audio fairly than its personal integrated speaker – because of this the Apple instrument is more likely to sound higher.

Meta additionally doesn’t have a lot of a background in streaming video or tune – two spaces that Apple has ruled for the decade and has been in for two decades.

That’s to not say Apple’s instrument goes to be a sure-fire hit with the audiovisual crowd – the digicam will definitely have probably the most security-conscious amongst us involved – however this sort of instrument does dangle the possible to be an increased model of what Meta attempted to do with Portal. If it exists in any respect, in fact.

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