• The HomePod seems great, but Apple missed a much bigger opportunity

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's HomePod speaker goes on sale February 9.
    It'll be a great device, but it's much more limited than competing products from Amazon and Google.
    Apple missed an opportunity to be a major player in voice computing hardware, a growing and popular category now dominated by Amazon.
    After about a two-month delay, Apple's HomePod smart speaker will go on sale February 9 .
    It seems like a great device, especially when it comes to sound quality. I heard one during a demo last year and it sounded a lot better than competing devices like the Amazon Echo and Sonos Play 3.
    But the $350 HomePod...
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  • Apple HomePod smart speaker to arrive Feb. 9 after delay

    Apple HomePod smart speaker to arrive Feb. 9 after delay

    6 monthes ago - By SiliconBeat

    Pre-orders for the $349 smart speaker, which was supposed to be available late last year, will begin on Jan. 26.
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  • Here are some obvious questions about the HomePod

    Here are some obvious questions about the HomePod

    6 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Today, Apple finally announced a shipping date for its smart speaker, the HomePod. And something about the launch of this Apple music device reminds me of the launch of that other Apple music device, the iPod.
    “No wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame,” said Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda on Slashdot on October 1st, 2001. (The Nomad, if you're wondering, was a pre-iPod MP3 player that was the size and shape of a Sony Discman in its early incarnations. So.) At the time, Slashdot was the most important online community for talking about tech. And at the time, tech news meant for discussion was...
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  • Apple to release £319 HomePod speaker in February

    Apple to release £319 HomePod speaker in February

    6 monthes ago - By Telegraph


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  • HomePod multiroom is just one way Apple is playing catch-up

    HomePod multiroom is just one way Apple is playing catch-up

    6 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Eight months after it was announced, Apple's HomePod is finally making it to Apple Store shelves. The Siri smart speaker promises voice-controlled access to your streaming music along with the ability to answer questions and control your smart home. However, there are some things to bear in mind before you flex your credit card. Apple took a little extra time...
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  • Apple's Delayed HomePod Speaker Reaches Stores Feb. 9

    Apple's Delayed HomePod Speaker Reaches Stores Feb. 9

    6 monthes ago - By Phone Scoop

    Apple today said its HomePod smart speaker for the home will go on sale starting February 9. Preorders will kick off Friday, January 26. The smart speaker, which relies on Siri to handle voice requests, was supported to reach stores during the fourth quarter of 2017, but Apple delayed it for reasons unknown. Apple says Siri on the HomePod is able to handle natural-language requests, such as "who's playing drums on this track", "play more songs like thins" and so on. The HomePod focuses works natively with Apple Music and lets people tap into their playlists, artists, albums, and songs...
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  • Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

    Apple's HomePod speaker gets February launch date

    6 monthes ago - By CNN

    After months of delays, Apple's smart speaker will hit stores in February.
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  • Apple HomePod release date revealed at long last

    Apple HomePod release date revealed at long last

    6 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    After being spotted at the FCC last week, we thought that Apple might be close to launching its HomePod smart speaker. As it turns out, those suspicions were right, with Apple finally announcing a release date today. Originally scheduled to launch before the end of 2017, Apple delayed the HomePod at the last minute, pushing it back into 2018 and...
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  • Apple HomePod is finally arriving: 8 speakers, spatial awareness, super-easy pairing, priced better than the Google Home Max!

    Apple HomePod is finally arriving: 8 speakers, spatial awareness, super-easy pairing, priced better than the Google Home Max!

    6 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    It was almost a year ago, at Apple's WWDC 2017 event, when we first heard official word about the Apple HomePod. Basically, a smart speaker, much like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. After some silence, however, it turned out the HomePod was intentionally delayed since Apple believed it's “not ready yet”.
    Well, the wait is over: the Apple HomePod will officially start shipping on the 9th of February, while pre-orders open this Friday, the 26th of January.
    What is the HomePod?
    It's a 7-inch-tall cylinder covered with a stylish-looking, ...
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  • Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, taking on Google, Amazon

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    After missing the critical holiday shopping season, Apple Inc has jumped into the voice speaker wars with the HomePod smart speaker, a device that will use its Siri voice assistant and compete against offerings from Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google.
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  • Apple's delayed HomePod speaker is finally going on sale

    Apple's delayed HomePod speaker is finally going on sale

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's HomePod becomes available for pre-orders on Friday. It will cost $349 and will hit store shelves on February 9.
    HomePod is an Amazon Echo competitor that users talk to by saying,"Hey Siri!"
    It was supposed to be released in December but it was delayed.
    Apple's HomePod goes up for pre-order on Friday.
    The $349 speaker will start shipping to customers on February 9, Apple said on Tuesday in a statement .
    The HomePod was revealed last summer with a promised launch before the end of 2017, but Apple delayed the product in December, saying that "we need a little more time before it's...
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