Apple's HomePod smart speaker is official with big focus on audio quality

05 June 2017
The company says it's all about the music, which smartly avoids positioning it directly against the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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  • AnonD-94869

Google Home is mono with one driver, Amazon echo is mono too, but with 2 drivers: woofer and mid/highs, the rest are all mono. I do not know if Apple homepod is stereo, but it has 7 drivers for mid/highs and one big subwoofer. Apple is the best until now in the world of smart speakers. But if you want a real speaker with round futuristic design, but without voice assistant, but the best sound, buy Harman Kardon Aura

  • AnonD-632062

Costlier than the competitors....

PLAYER SLAYER, 06 Jun 2017Music streaming services; any person who listens to music h... moreIts a home assistant. You can leave it at home on its own and it'll continue to function for the rest of the family members too. Additionally, it will work as a hub for your home-kit enabled devices, means you can remotely manage all your home-kit devices directly from your phone.

ethereal, 06 Jun 2017It can stream on its own directly off the cloud, not requir... moreMusic streaming services; any person who listens to music has at least one on their device, and if not, they have their songs downloaded on their device. As for speaking into it to pay a song, I can use the same "Hey Siri," or "Okay Google" to tell it to stream the song, as you can on this.

  • AnonD-647900

"HomePod seems to be all about the music, thus trying to avoid pitting its virtual assistant features directly against competitors such as Amazon Echo and Google Home," well someone surely doesn't trust the full capabilities of their digital assistant.

  • Lagos

hmmm... unless the sound quality is baller status, don't see the need for another proprietary bluetooth speaker

  • AnonD-517556

nkwama, 05 Jun 2017They are always late to the partyBut whenever they come, they come with a bang

  • Hamburger

FUGLY POS
Nothing more than that...

  • Gibby

The iGoogleHome!
Nothing new
Overpriced
Looks nice
The Apple Way!

  • Anonymous

Anonanoymoususes, 06 Jun 2017that someday other will follow too ...Like what Amazon echo, Google home or essential home? Really...

  • Danny

Looks like a UE Boom gone outta diet.

In other words, it looks fat and boring.

What happened to the classic apple looks apart from the OVERPRICING and OVERRATED phones?

AnonD-666681, 05 Jun 2017Classic Apple. Offers a basic thing (a marshmallow in this ... morethat someday other will follow too ...

PLAYER SLAYER, 05 Jun 2017And what's the difference between this and a Bluetooth spea... moreIt can stream on its own directly off the cloud, not requiring phone. That, and the fact that you can speak to it as well, again, without the phone.

It shall support spotify only if thats built-in or ofcourse via airplay.

  • AnonD-666681

Classic Apple. Offers a basic thing (a marshmallow in this case) and charges an extortionate price for it...

And what's the difference between this and a Bluetooth speaker, again?

Silly name unfortunately.

They are always late to the party