Apple May Pair HomePod Mini and Apple TV in Tandem To Allow Better SmartHome Features
Apple has been working on its AR capabilities for quite some time now. The iPad Pro models are capable of good AR applications. Not to mention, these devices support chipsets which can actually process all that information. Now, Apple is set to launch the new Apple HomePod Mini and the new Apple TV and reports suggest that these may work in tandem to provide a whole new experience to users all around.
In a set of tweets from Jon Prosser, our lead man in all things leaked, he tries to explain what the two new devices would behold and what users can expect from them.
HomePod mini & the new Apple TV will both act as UWB base-stations 🧐
– Will precisely track your location as you walk inside house with other U1 devices.
– Use info for media controls, brightness/volume control, & door locks.
Turns regular hardware into HomeKit hardware.
— jon prosser (@jon_prosser) October 12, 2020
Base stations like HomePod mini and Apple TV are a very clever Trojan horse from Apple that will enable AR capabilities in your Find My app within your home.
Next level stuff.
— not jon prosser (@jon_prosser) October 12, 2020
Now, this is some interesting stuff all together. Firstly, both the devices would be used together as UWB base-stations. What this would do is track your location with the U1 supported devices. When you have the whole package, a smart strategy by Apple to get people in their Ecosystem.
With this new form of integration, you can be aware of where your devices in the house are, a real plus for the Find My app. Not to mention, some smart controls, according to where you are can be implemented. Say you walk inside a room and your phone is with you. The lights would automatically turn on. These self-learning features would actually make the experience quite intuitive. Finally, according to Jon, we would actually find many AR applications and capabilities in your Find My app as well.
This also reminds us about the noise detection feature in the iOS which detects the sound of a baby crying or door being knocked. This can perhaps be integrated into the new Apple TV and HomePod Mini combo as well. Apple may be looking for a revolutionary upgrade and we may see good changes coming our way.