1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Do you think Apple will release a stand-alone product in the near future to compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo?? If they do - will you buy one?
    05-31-2017 10:19 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think so, but I'm not sure if I'd buy one.
    05-31-2017 06:52 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don't see the benefit of it in my case. My house is too un-connected for that, apart from 2 door sensors and a weather station, my house is dumb.

    And I don't use siri that much, expect when I want to know the time if I can't open my eyes from sleepiness and for setting the alarm.
    05-31-2017 07:04 PM
  4. WCraig's Avatar
    It is interesting that we're only a few days from WWDC 2017 and there is _little_ hard information about this (possible) device. Screen or no? Competing rumours each way.

    Is there a major Siri revamp? Seems essential for various reasons but no info.

    One rumour says lots of speakers to create surround sound. Tight Apple Music integration seems like an obvious strength but will other streaming sources be supported?

    Just a few more sleeps until we know more. Or don't!

    Craig
    06-01-2017 09:01 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    It is interesting that we're only a few days from WWDC 2017 and there is _little_ hard information about this (possible) device. Screen or no? Competing rumours each way.

    Is there a major Siri revamp? Seems essential for various reasons but no info.

    One rumour says lots of speakers to create surround sound. Tight Apple Music integration seems like an obvious strength but will other streaming sources be supported?

    Just a few more sleeps until we know more. Or don't!
    WWDC is mostly software related. Hardware is usually mid September
    06-01-2017 09:17 AM
  6. WCraig's Avatar
    WWDC is mostly software related. Hardware is usually mid September
    "Mostly" but there have certainly been exceptions. Recent examples include 2013 (Mac Pro announcement, etc) and 2012 (MBP and Air updates).

    NotesKey

    Craig
    06-01-2017 10:17 AM
  7. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I think so, but I'm not sure if I'd buy one.
    That's just crazy talk, of course you will. I bet you even stay up for the pre-order LOL...
    Tartarus and beeray like this.
    06-01-2017 09:54 PM
  8. Matty's Avatar
    Since there has been so little information about this possible 'Apple Home' device, I don't think anything will be launched this month. We might get information about what's coming later in the year.

    Would I buy one? Absolutely! If it can control my lights, answer questions, store reminders ect then it will be a great addition to my Apple devices. It all comes down to price though. $149 is the highest they should go but knowing Apple it will probably be around $199.
    06-02-2017 02:01 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That's just crazy talk, of course you will. I bet you even stay up for the pre-order LOL...
    (Laughing)....uh No!....
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    06-02-2017 02:39 PM
  10. dpscott's Avatar
    I'd love one. I've got loads of smart devices all connected via HomKit and currently control them using device and Siri.
    If it doesn't have a screen there could be an app or it could use an Apple TV as a happy medium.

    I've looked into Alexa and Google but with an Apple house it's not quite there for me
    06-05-2017 07:50 AM
  11. James Falconer's Avatar
    For me - the only connected home products I'm running are Sonos and an Ecobee. Suppose I'm waiting for that 'one more thing' to push me over the top. Maybe an 'Apple Hub' would be it? Not sure.
    06-05-2017 08:33 AM
  12. Wotchered's Avatar
    They probably will, I'll have a hackable home about when hellfreezes over !!
    06-05-2017 09:18 AM

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