The device will be similar to the budget iPad, but with extra magnets in the case so it can be mounted on a wall or other objects. So the device will be “dense” integrated into the house than the iPad.
The new device will compete with Amazon’s Echo Show and Meta Portal (Meta is recognized as a terrorist company on the territory of the Russian Federation).
The main purpose of the device being developed is to control a smart home and make calls via FaceTime. The company had previously considered releasing a set-top box with a FaceTime speaker and camera, but development was put on hold.
An iPad-sized display for smart home control may be shown next year. Why not just add more magnets to the basic iPad and develop docking stations for it with speakers, an integrated Apple TV and stands of various sizes, it is not clear.