HomePod

Analyst Echoes Expectations That Apple is Working on a Lower-Priced HomePod

Analyst Echoes Expectations That Apple is Working on a Lower-Priced HomePod

The HomePod went on sale earlier this year, and for $349 potential owners could have Apple’s first foray into the smart speaker market.

Chinese Report Also Confirms Poor HomePod Sales

Chinese Report Also Confirms Poor HomePod Sales

Corroborating a report from Bloomberg from earlier today, a new report from China claims that Apple has reduced its HomePod shipment forecast for the second quarter to 200,000 — down from the 500,000 forecast it had in the first quarter. Additionally, the company is also reducing its HomePod shipment forecast for the entire year.

Apple Has Reportedly ‘Cut Orders’ for the HomePod Following Lackluster Sales

Apple Has Reportedly ‘Cut Orders’ for the HomePod Following Lackluster Sales

The HomePod went on sale earlier this year, the company’s first smart speaker with a price tag set at $349.

Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Update for the HomePod

Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Update for the HomePod

Apple today released updates for iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and now it has also called in new software for its first smart speaker, the HomePod.

Deal: Costco Offering HomePod for $329

Deal: Costco Offering HomePod for $329

Looking to buy a HomePod? Well, you might want to buy it from Costco as the retailer is offering a $20 discount on the smart speaker from Apple. The discount means that the HomePod can be purchased for $329 instead of its usual $349 price tag.

Apple Reportedly Originally Planned to Launch HomePod Without Siri

Apple Reportedly Originally Planned to Launch HomePod Without Siri

Apple started selling its first smart speaker, the HomePod, earlier this year. And while the device’s sound performance was heralded all over the place, one of its major drawbacks for many reviewers and users was tied specifically to the company’s digital personal assistant, Siri.

Poll: Do You Think Siri On the HomePod Is Not ‘Smart’ Enough?

Poll: Do You Think Siri On the HomePod Is Not ‘Smart’ Enough?

The release of HomePod has sparked quite a debate in online forums and among passionate Apple followers. It is about whether the HomePod’s excellent music quality makes up for its lack of smartness. Many people have dismissed the HomePod due to Siri’s limited integration with third-party services. Instead, they prefer the Google Home or Amazon Echo despite these speakers not delivering sound quality anywhere close to that of the HomePod.

Analyst Says HomePod Sales are ‘Underwhelming’ While AirPods Continue to do Quite Well

Analyst Says HomePod Sales are ‘Underwhelming’ While AirPods Continue to do Quite Well

Apple has relied on new devices, and a heavily redesigned iPhone, to spice up its lineup recently, but it looks like at least one of those new creations might not be flying off the shelves.

Did Apple Make a Mistake By Giving too Much Importance to Sound Quality With the HomePod?

Did Apple Make a Mistake By Giving too Much Importance to Sound Quality With the HomePod?

When Apple launched the HomePod, its smart speaker, to compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home, it was quite clear that Apple was focusing on sound quality rather than Siri, as a digital assistant.

Apple Rumored to Launch Cheaper Versions of MacBook Air and HomePod This Year

Apple Rumored to Launch Cheaper Versions of MacBook Air and HomePod This Year

Apple has a lot of products out there, many of which carry a hefty price tag. But rumors are starting to grow that the company may offer some less expensive options this year.