Apple May Announce Amazon Echo Competitor at WWDC ➝

Joe Rossignol, writing for MacRumors:

Apple’s widely rumored Siri-based smart speaker and home hub has an “over 50 percent chance” of being announced at WWDC, scheduled for June 5-9, according to often-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

If this is announced at WWDC, I hope it will come alongside a robust Siri SDK that will allow developers to extend Siri’s functionality in ways that aren’t possible today. It would also be nice if it could function as a Wi-Fi router, replacing the AirPort Express.

And I still like John Gruber’s idea from last year, Apple should call it the Hi-Fi.