Apple reportedly making an iPad dock accessory
Apple is coming for other smart home hub makers.
Gurman also reported on a similar device that “combines an iPad with a speaker hub.” That would have been a standalone device, with no undocking features.
He says Apple has also been working on this dock for iPads to “accomplish much of the same thing.”
This would be in direct competition with the Pixel Tablet, with one major difference — the sheer number of iPads that are already owned by consumers.
Think about it, if every older iPad could instantly turn into a smart display for home use, that accessory would sell like crazy.
I’ve got an iPad Air 2 with an anemic 16GB of storage. Turning it into a smart screen to control my smart home devices would be awesome.
I could use it to watch Apple TV while I’m in the kitchen cooking. Or see who’s at the door by asking Siri to show me my front door. Or any number of other smart home things that I normally use my iPhone to control.
This push would give Apple a foothold in the smart home market to bring even more devices out. Devices like the full-sized HomePod, or the aforementioned all-in-one smart screen.
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