I guess we should all remember when Steve Jobs dismissed MP3 players based on flash memory… I do. I think what Apple is working on is this: to improve Siri in a screen less scenario (AirPods, remember these?). So, in order to provide a mostly screen less experience with a Siri speaker, they have to address that. It doesn’t mean the speaker will be without a screen, it means that it will be used in situation where, most of the time, people doesn’t look at the screen. My two cents.