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Apple HomePod with Screen Rumored to Feature A15 Bionic Chip in tvOS 17.4 Beta

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In a recent development, the unveiling of tvOS 17.4 beta has sparked speculation about Apple’s imminent launch of a HomePod equipped with a display. This latest iteration of the software contains clues suggesting that Apple is in the final stages of developing such a device.

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Unveiling the “Z314” Device with Apple A15 Bionic Chip

The beta version of tvOS 17.4 has unveiled a device bearing the identifier “Z314,” equipped with the formidable Apple A15 Bionic chipset. Notably, this chipset mirrors the one found in the iPad mini 6. According to insights from the folks at 9to5mac, this device signifies a significant advancement in development.

Based on our findings, the unreleased ‘Z314’ device is powered by an A15 Bionic chip, which intriguingly matches that of the iPad mini 6. The code also reveals the existence of other internal versions and experimental production, suggesting it may have reached an advanced stage of development.

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Implications of Chipset Change and Potential Renaming to HomeOS

Previous revelations have hinted at a forthcoming rebranding of tvOS to HomeOS, with the chipset exchange serving as a major indicator of this transition.

Apple's HomePod Screen A15 Chip & tvOS 17.4 Beta Clues (1)

Currently, Apple’s speakers utilize chips from the Apple Watch. The shift to the iPhone’s SoC suggests that many more complex functions may be introduced to screen-equipped devices.

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s Insight and Market Expectations

While Apple has remained tight-lipped on the matter, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo anticipates the launch of the HomePod with a display by the end of this year.

At present, Apple has not officially commented on these developments, leaving enthusiasts eagerly awaiting further updates regarding the potential release and features of the anticipated HomePod with a screen.

By adhering to the clues embedded within the tvOS 17.4 beta, industry watchers continue to speculate on the imminent arrival of this long-awaited addition to Apple’s smart home ecosystem.

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