We have been talking a lot about HomePod It's the last few days, obviously, because he'll hit the market in exactly a week and we'll be there in the United States (thanks Go Imports) to get our hands on the new product and bring them all the details.
But there are impatient people for a. And I don't say “impatient” in the sense of crazily wanting February 9 to arrive, but rather to imagine what the next HomePod (s) will look like.
That's what the designer did Martin hajek, specialized in renders Realistic 3D Apple products.
Hajek didn't elaborate on his ideas in text, so we can only capture a few from the images themselves.
But there in the middle we see what he called “HomePod 2”, direct successor to the current, and on both sides, two new possible members of the line: one “HomePod Express”, about the size of a soda can, and a “HomePod +”, a double-sized version that was, in my opinion, horrendous.
Just yesterday I was clarifying, in the comments of some post here, that HomePod has no internal battery. It's a smart speaker, designed to stay 24/7 in standby, connected to Wi-Fi network and waiting for user voice commands. So it needs to be plugged in.
The idea of a bigger and more powerful model makes sense and I believe in it, I just don't see Apple adding a 3.5mm input (that's over, folks, the future wireless!) And I laughed at the Ethernet port he put there. But the upper surface will act as a recharging base for the iPhone until it's cool.
"HomePod Express" would be a mix of HomePod with iPod, including a "cord" for you to take it in your arm. A product in this category deserves, of course, to be also waterproof (or at least very resistant).
Comment what you think! 😉