All the reports of Apple’s rumored Siri Speaker have it targeting
Alexa and Google Home, and at one level that makes sense. The Siri
Speaker seems like it will be a voice-controlled device in your
home that happens to be able to emit sound. But I think there’s a
different target Apple’s going after: Sonos. Remember, this isn’t
rumored to just be a voice-controlled device with a speaker thrown
in for audio feedback. Reports peg this as a device which contains
multiple, high-quality speakers. […]
I would expect a device with seven tweeters to provide truly
room-filling sound, perhaps from all angles given that each of
those tweeters could be aimed in slightly different directions.
This might be something that could pair with an Apple TV and not
only play music but also play the audio for your TV shows and
movies. The Siri Speaker may be more of a living room device than
a kitchen device.
Man, this sounds like a great idea. Like Sonos but with really good AirPlay — like next-generation “AirPlay 2” AirPlay. Sonos doesn’t support AirPlay period.