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Apple Working on Combined TV Box, Speaker to Revive Home Efforts

  • Company also exploring Amazon-like speaker with iPad as screen
  • Apple has trailed Amazon, Google in the connected home market
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Apple Wants to Combine TV Set-Top Box With HomePod

Apple Inc. has been a laggard in the smart-home space, but a versatile new device in early development could change that.

The company is working on a product that would combine an Apple TV set-top box with a HomePod speaker and include a camera for video conferencing through a connected TV and other smart-home functions, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified discussing internal matters.