Insider DuanRui shared a couple of screenshots on his microblog, where you can see the next Apple smart speaker. The images were originally posted on the Chinese social network Weibo. According to the source, the HomePod 2 icon was found in iOS 15 beta 3.
At the moment, almost nothing is known about the next smart column. However, judging by the available image, the novelty can become something between the original HomePod and the compact HomePod mini.
It is noteworthy that the new image does not really fit in with earlier rumors. Some time ago, a number of sources reported that Apple may add a number of additional features to the smart speaker in the future. In particular, equip it with a screen. According to another version, Apple plans to combine Apple TV and HomePod.
The device that lit up in iOS 15 beta 3 bears little resemblance to such a multifunctional gadget. Therefore, there is a chance that the icon was simply drawn incorrectly.