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HomePod update

The HomePod is finally getting features Google Home has had for years

July 23rd, 2018

When Apple’s HomePod launched back in February, its critical reception was mixed. On one hand, the quality of the audio itself was undeniable, but on the other, it lacked many basic features that consumers have come to expect from smart speakers. The good news is that many of the HomePod’s most significant shortcomings can be …

Apple Product Release Schedule

Bloomberg report reveals three new Apple products launching next year

June 25th, 2018

Apple’s track record with new product launches hasn’t been stellar lately, but a new report on Monday morning claims to reveal three upcoming new products that Apple plans to release in 2019. Of course, we’re still waiting for Apple to release a few products that were first unveiled in 2017, so there’s no telling if …

Apple HomePod Price

Rumor claims Apple to release a $200 HomePod under the Beats umbrella

May 20th, 2018

It’s no secret that Apple’s HomePod isn’t exactly a runaway hit. Despite strong reviews praising the device’s incredible sound quality, consumers in recent months have gravitated more towards rival offerings from the likes of Amazon and Google. In fact, a recent report from Strategy Analytics reveals that Apple’s smart speaker during the recent March quarter only …

HomePod Sales

Apple’s HomePod isn’t coming close to competing with the Amazon Echo

May 17th, 2018

Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, the reality is that Apple’s HomePod hasn’t gained much traction in the marketplace. Amid reports that HomePod sales have been disappointing and that inventory has been piling up at some Apple retail stores, a new research report from Strategy Analytics seems to confirm what we’ve known for some time now — …

Apple Vs Amazon

Deutsche Bank says Apple made a big mistake by pricing the HomePod at $349

April 24th, 2018

While it may be too soon to emphatically categorize Apple’s HomePod as a flop — especially with a more affordable version reportedly in the works — early indications suggest that Apple’s smart speaker hasn’t made much of an impact in the market place. Just this month, word surfaced that Apple slashed its internal sales forecasts …

HomePod Flop

Lackluster HomePod sales may force Apple to release a cheaper model

April 13th, 2018

Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, Apple’s HomePod doesn’t seem to be resonating with consumers. Following up on a pair of reports claiming that HomePod sales have been lackluster, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Friday issued a new research note (via MacRumors) echoing the notion that the HomePod, to be blunt, simply isn’t selling well. While …