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.￼
Back in May, it was rumored that Apple was planning on launching its first smart speaker, the HomePod, in Canada, France, and Germany before the end of June.
Earlier today, Apple officially released the iOS 11.4 update to the masses. With it, the company welcomed new additions like AirPlay 2.
Apple’s first smart speaker, the HomePod, went on sale in the United States earlier this year. And now the company has determined a launch window for additional markets.
Apple will be releasing iOS 11.4 later today along with a software update for the HomePod which will add multi-room and stereo support to the speaker. The update will also mark the release of AirPlay 2.