This whole thing with the HomePod is reminiscent of something I had written earlier, an Apple DSLR camera. Last year Apple’s Graham Townsend told CBS News that they had 800 people who worked exclusively on the iPhone’s camera.
I doubt that there is a financial case to be made for Apple to get into a shrinking market like DSLR camera’s. But I discovered that I enjoy photography because of my iPhone and working with photos on my iPad is a lot of fun. So I wonder what Apple could accomplish if they were to apply their optics knowledge to a device more than 7mm thick?