The so-called Amazon Echo-like device Apple is working on may have a camera and be able to do facial recognition, according to CNET. Citing sources familiar with the project, CNET believes Apple’s device will be “self aware.”
Once the device figures out who’s in the room, the device will be able to personalize the experience by setting the “the music and lighting they like.” Facial recognition has been something Apple has been exploring deeply into as proven by previous patent filings.
However, we’re unsure how Apple will approach such a device. A previous report from The Information suggests it’ll be its own standalone piece of hardware. Though, other reports say Apple may build these features into the next iteration of Apple TV.