The next generation of HomePods could have Face ID

The first generation of HomePods, Apple’s intelligent speaker, isn’t shipping until December, but according to a report by Nikkei, Apple supplier Inventec Appliances is already making projections that future models might have facial and image recognition.

David Ho, the president of the Taiwanese company, recently told reporters, “We see trends that engineers are designing smart speakers that will not only come with voice recognition but also incorporate features such as facial and image recognition,” and that “such AI-related features are set to make people’s lives more convenient and to make the product easier to use.”

Although the HomePod was not specifically mentioned in Ho’s comments, it’s obvious that was the product he was…

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Author: Dani Deahl

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