Apple employees are testing the often-rumoured ‘Siri Speaker,’ according to report

Siri on the iPhone 7 Plus

While rumours originally surfaced regarding the possible existence of a dedicated Siri Speaker last year, it looks like Apple could be preparing to finally reveal the device, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The company’s ‘Siri Speaker’ project is believed to have been in the works for some time and so far the company has avoided any significant leaks regarding its design. Now, however, reports have emerged indicating that Apple employees are testing the device out in their homes.

It’s also possible that Apple could be planning to show off the Siri Speaker during its keynote at WWDC early next month. It’s still unclear, however, if Apple’s still unannounced smart home controlling product will feature a display, like Amazon’s recently announced Echo Show, or if it will instead focus on Audio, like the Google Home or Amazon’s standard Echo.

With an increasing number of smart home products opting to support Apple’s ‘Home’ platform and the company’s recently released dedicated iOS Home app being relatively well received, it makes sense for the tech giant to be working on a dedicated voice-activated assistant designed to go head-to-head with other tech giant’s smart home offerings.

Source: Bloomberg