Dickson: Apple is putting the finishing touches on its Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor

Dickson: Apple is putting the finishing touches on its Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor
Notorious Apple tipster Sonny Dickson has some interesting information that he has disseminated by tweet. Dickson says that Apple is almost done developing a smart speaker of its very own. These are among the hottest new tech products, and the market is led by Amazon which created the category in 2014 with the Amazon Echo, The smart speaker product combines a speaker and a virtual assistant. In the case of the Echo, the Alexa personal assistant has become so popular that Motorola and Huawei have both put her on some handsets.

The Google Home uses Google Assistant and the upcoming Microsoft Harman Kardon Invoke combines a premium speaker with Cortana. Now, Dickson says that Apple's smart speaker will be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device that employs some technology from its Beats line of headphones. Dickson adds that the device will feature a different kind of iOS running the show, unless Apple's smart speaker comes with a touchscreen. That's not too farfetched. After all, yesterday we told you that Amazon is reportedly working on a version of the Echo that will feature a video screen.

If Apple is putting the final touches on a smart speaker, we could see it unveiled at WWDC. The Developer conference runs this year from June 5th to June 9th.


source: @SonnyDickson via RedmondPie

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11 Comments

1. Unordinary unregistered

Why don't they just do the practical thing and upgrade apple to even more... add a speaker/mic /update Siri etc... Besides that fact that apple is a terrible and evil and stupid company and all these other repetitive things you basement dwelling armchair analysts say everyday while pledging allegiance to competitive companies as you call everyone else sheep, lol.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

"Besides that fact that apple is a terrible and evil and stupid company and all these other repetitive things you basement dwelling armchair analysts say everyday while pledging allegiance to competitive companies as you call everyone else sheep, lol." Do you realize how much this bit makes you yourself sound like a basement dweller? Getting this mad over comments made by others...on a phone website of all things...too funny.

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The lack of objectivity when it comes to brands is kinda scary, with all brands, but especially Apple, they are given leeway where others are not.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He gets personally offended every time anyone says anything negative about Apple.

6. Unordinary unregistered

IM SO OFFENDED ERMAHGAHD!

9. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm curious, will you be screaming at the top of your lungs about how Apple copied Amazon when this comes out? Just curious.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Of course not! We all know the answer. But see Apple doesn't copy. Copy is like, making mine looks like yours. NO NO NO! Apple steals. They steal it and roll it into their products and let the original owner see it and then sue and Apple just pays them money to shut-up. I can list several times they've done just that. They all copy, but Apple is given a freepass by those morons who love them so.

4. ullokey

Posts: 174; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

More Crap from Phonearena... "In the case of the Echo, the Alexa personal assistant has become so popular that Motorola and Huawei have both put her on some handsets." Motorola was the first to have it, way back in 2013 with the first generation Moto X

7. tangbunna

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Dickson : (n) Son's Dick, Son of Dick.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3873; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Siri powered equals non-starter

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha! Good artist copy...great artist steal. Apple now is being a "good" artist. They are just copying EVERYONE. A company who tried to sue people for copying them, is now copying EVERYONE. Hypocrites in 3....2....1....!

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