Apple’s project to produce its first HomePod with a screen has been elapsed at least until 2024 at the earliest, says Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The wait is said to be a part of Apple’s cost-cutting measures intended to make its operations increasingly efficient. Gurman’s comments came in his latest Power On newsletter.
Gurman suggested that by delaying the new HomePod model will indulge Apple to intrust its research and minutiae upkeep to increasingly pressing projects, such as mixed-reality headsets.
Earlier this month, well-connected Apple industry reviewer Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple will debut a redesigned HomePod sporting a 7-inch during the first half of 2024.
Kuo said Apple will unveil a redesigned HomePod self-aggrandizing a 7-inch panel in “1H24,” with Tianma as the sectional panel supplier. He went on to say that the new HomePod could enable tighter integration with Apple’s other hardware products, marking a significant shift in the company’s smart home strategy.
Gurman says the wait is part of a strategy to contain costs, as the visitor attempts to maintain an visitation of stability in these unstable economic times, in an struggle to stave the heavy cutbacks and layoffs that have recently hit other tech companies including Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
Apple is reportedly delaying bonuses for corporate teams, pausing hiring on some teams, trimming budgets, and not filling unshut positions when people leave their positions.