Artificially intelligent home speakers who talk to you and carry out internet-based tasks at your behest are the new big thing in consumer tech.
And Apple is expected to finally join the party in the coming months.
According to a report by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (dubbed the "best Apple analyst on the planet" by some), the tech giant is tipped to launch its own version of a smart home speaker with its famous AI assistant Siri at your beck and call.
The report speculates that Apple will position the device as a more premium product than others on the market with superior acoustics and computing power, and a higher price tag to match.
KGI's report was reticent to speculate on an exact release date but said it could be as early as next month.
Meanwhile Melbourne-based Apple leaker Sonny Dickson has predicted the company would launch the Siri speaker at its annual developers conference in early June, for the device to go on sale in the second half of the year.