According to a recent report by The Information, Apple’s new device will work in a similar way to the Amazon Echo, we suspect it will probably come with Apple’s Siri built in.
The report also says that Apple plans to open up Siri to developers with the launch of a Siri SDK, which will allow developers to make their apps accessible through Siri.
The Siri SDK will apparently be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference next month and the feature will probably launch with the release of iOS 10 which is expected in September along with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
According to the report, Apple has been working on their Echo competitor for some time, even before Amazon launched their device, so it looks like we could see the device launch some time this year.
Source The Information