Smart acoustic system Speaker Apple Siri can be more expensive than competitors
A couple of days ago we learned that Apple is preparing a smart speaker system Speaker Siri, which will compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home. The novelty must be shown at the WWDC event in June.
New data indicate that direct competition between the above devices and Siri Speaker may never happen. The reason — the price. The source, referring to the famous KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (Ming-Chi Kuo), reports that the Apple product will be more expensive than competitors.
Partly this is due to the better sound quality, which should provide eight emitters, one of which is low frequency. The unit will lie sufficiently fast microprocessor, not conceding at least SoC Apple A8.
Kuo also believes that for the first year, Apple may sell up to 12 million such devices. Considering the growing popularity of smart speaker systems and a huge number of Apple fans, it is quite possible to believe.
The analyst believes that the support for more languages (18 in Siri vs. one from Alexa) as well as deep integration with iOS and macOS will allow Siri Speaker to take away market share from Amazon. True, we need to remember that Alexa voice assistant available to third party developers. This not only facilitates expansion of the skills this AI, but also the empowerment of the Echo devices that can act as a hub of smart home with voice commands.
As for the announcement, the analyst believes that the probability of a Speaker Siri during the WWDC 2017 is quite high, but Apple may introduce a novelty and later.