Apple’s HomePod with a screen is now reportedly coming out in 2025, but has the Echo Show won that smart home race yet?

We’ve heard rumors for years that Apple is working on a HomePod with a screen that can function as a smart hub. Although we are still far away from an official confirmation, the latter will be released Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s latest Power On newsletter suggests that Apple will at least continue to work on innovative ways to combine its devices – including creating a HomePod-meets-iPad hybrid – but that we can expect this new Apple home hub to arrive this year.

In the newsletter, Gurman explains that Apple has been testing some new ways to bring its various offerings together. β€œThere was a device that would combine the Apple TV, FaceTime and HomePod into one system, as well as a HomePod with a screen that rotates like a robotic arm,” Gurman writes. β€œApple has also been exploring creating iPad-like smart displays that can be magnetically attached to walls.”