Apple is reportedly developing a replacement for the original HomePod

Apple plans to release a “deluge” of new products this fall and in the first half

of 2023, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. And while many of the

devices the company is reportedly working on won’t come won’t come as much of a surprise, one is interesting.

In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reports Apple is readying a new

HomePod speaker that will look and sound similar to the original 2018 model.

As you may recall, the company discontinued the HomePod in 2021 without

announcing a direct replacement. If you want a smart speaker

with Siri built-in, your only option at the moment is the $99 HomePod mini.

According to Gurman, the new model will feature Apple’s forthcoming S8 chip