Whether or not the HomePod is a successful device for Apple is still a bit of a mystery, with analysts not really agreeing on where the device stands in the market months after its launch.
Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ Event Wrap-Up: iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, Apple Watch Series 4, and More
It’s September, which means that it’s one of the busiest months Apple has. This time around the company hosted an event it called “Gather Round”, in which it unveiled a new lineup of iPhones, a new smartwatch, and more.
With Apple making multiple announcements at its iPhone event today, there was one for the HomePod owners as well. In anticipation of the speaker’s arrival in Spain and Mexico, the company has added support for Spanish with Siri. Users in Canada will get access to Canadian French. Both languages will be made available with a free update.
Most of the attention on Apple’s supply chain is focused on what’s coming right around the corner, but that isn’t stopping some analysts from making predictions on what’s going to happen next year.
Analysts have a lot of data to pour over, and sometimes they’re on the same page with all the details. And sometimes they aren’t.
There were plenty of rumors out there suggesting Samsung was planning on jumping on the smart speaker bandwagon, and, sure enough, that is indeed the case.
The latest data from CIRP points to Apple selling 3 million HomePods in the United States since its launch earlier this year. The data is for the period ending June 30, with CIRP claiming that there are now over 50 million smart speaker users in the United States.
Back in June, it was reported that Apple was planning on bringing another oft-requested feature to its first smart speaker, the HomePod.
Apple might have been slow to the smart speaker game with the HomePod but the coming is working behind the scenes to add all major missing features to it. With the OS 12 update for the HomePod, Apple will add support for native phone call support to its smart speaker.
Apple’s Siri-powered smart speaker, HomePod, is now available in Canada, France and Germany. Apple had first launched the HomePod earlier this year in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.￼