Apple is currently finalising designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device.
It is believed to carry some form of Beats technology, and is expected to run an variant iOS
Notably, ahead of WWDC last year, Apple was also rumored to be working on such a device. Allegedly, it features a speaker and microphone that people can use to turn on music, get news headlines or set a timer.
With the rapid popularity growth of Amazon Alexa and the launch of Google Home, it wouldn't be surprising if Apple is indeed working on a rival. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.