Rumor has it Apple is finally getting into the speaker game. I can’t wait for the first posted video of an Amazon Echo talking to a Google Home talking to an Apple Siri Box Thing. What a time to be alive. “Introducing a speaker would serve two main purposes: providing a hub to automate appliances and lights via Apple’s HomeKit system, and establishing a bulwark inside the home to lock customers more tightly into Apple’s network of services.” They are hoping the new speaker’s draw will be its superior audio performance. Let’s see if it does better than the iPod Hi-Fi did in 2006!