According to The Information, Apple feels it’s being pipped to the post by Amazon’s Echo device.
The report claims that Apple will open up a software developer kit for app developers to extend its range in the overall marketplace.
Apple is notoriously a closed company so it will force developers to sign up to a strict set of rules.
Apple faces competition not only from Amazon but from Google too and is playing a frantic game of catchup so that it won’t be outflanked by its two major rivals.
There’s no information on when such a device will be available for you to spend your hard earned cash. But it plans a number of other introductions this year including an iPhone and another Apple watch.