Apple is creating a competitor to the Amazon Echo and it recently began testing a prototype, according to Bloomberg. The device will be particularly focused on home automation and it will be connected with Apple’s existing HomeKit platform. It’ll presumably have a speaker and voice assistant features based around Siri.
The device has reportedly been in development for the past two years and it’ll end up competing with both the Echo line of products and the Google Home, which is also focused on controlling home devices.
One claim about the Apple product is that it’ll come with facial recognition.