Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until Next Year

Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until Next Year

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Apple has announced that its HomePod smart speaker will not arrive before the holidays and has been delayed until next year.

The company provided the following statement to John Paczkowski:

"We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”

This is an unfortunate delay for the company and great for its competitors. Amazon's line of Echo smart speakers have dominated the market and another holiday shopping season without a rival device from Apple will likely help that lead.

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Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until Next Year

IBI - November 17, 2017 at 8:14pm
Far too little, far too late.
goyko - November 17, 2017 at 7:55pm
Nobody wants to buy it anyway
iSheeps Approved - November 17, 2017 at 6:20pm
Unlike the rushed iPhone X. At least they’re giving this some Quality Control before releasing it.
Raas al Ghul - November 17, 2017 at 11:03pm
The quality of Apple products are far better than most
LOL - November 19, 2017 at 5:25am
Are X’s blowing up? Wait that was the note 7....