Apple’s HomePod has been available for less than two weeks, but an early survey from Loup Ventures aims to show its penetration into the smart speaker market. According to the survey, HomePod has captured 3 percent of the market in its early days of availability… more…
Apple coverage has alternated back and forth between the iPhone and the HomePod in recent months, but it looks like another product line will soon steal the spotlight. This week, French blog Consomac spotted filings which indicate that...Show More Summary
Just how much can Siri do on the HomePod? It's actually quite a bit.
The new Apple HomePod speaker has plenty of hype surrounding it right now, but let's be honest: it's not really any competition at all for Sonos. Apple might have a product worth talking about at some point down the road, but right now the HomePod is far too limited to even consider as a Sonos replacement. Show More Summary
I explained in my first HomePod Diary piece that there was one smart home issue we needed to address: while I’m happy to use Siri to control everything from my Apple Watch or iPhone, my partner would often find that she wanted to switch lights on or off while her phone was in another room. Show More Summary
All you’ve got to do to take home one of these babies is enter the Apple HomePod Giveaway for your chance to be the proud owner of a new first generation Apple HomePod, a $349 value.
In this exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod. The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. Show More Summary
It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder which smart speaker is the best smart speaker. Show More Summary
A series of job listings suggests that Spotify could be looking to get into the hardware game, possibly with a smart speaker of its own to compete with the Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod, and Google Home.
We already know about the Apple HomePod and Sonos One, but Google's largest smart speaker also failed our test.
In today’s iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 updates, Apple has removed AirPlay 2 support from both platforms, hinting that the feature will be delayed until further down the road, possibly coming with a future iOS 12 release. more…
Special guest Marco Arment returns to the show for a brief discussion. Topics include Apple’s OS development strategy, HomePod and Siri, the sad state of Apple TV apps, where to get a good cheesesteak, and more. Brought to you by these fine sponsors: Tres Pontas: Freshly-roasted coffee from a single farm in Brazil, shipped directly to you. Show More Summary
On June 9, 2017, during their WWDC Keynote, Apple announced the HomePod. On stage, Phil Schiller said that the HomePod was a "breakthrough home speaker" that would "revolutionize home audio." These are lofty claims. Apple didn't limit themselves to just smart speakers, but would instead revolutionize home audio in general. Show More Summary
The smart speaker race has intensified since Apple threw its hat in the ring with HomePod, but a new competitor may be entering the fray — and it could be a game-changer. Based on a series of job postings, it appears Spotify is making...Show More Summary
The vibrations from Apple’s HomePod that are leaving a white silicone ring on wood surfaces treated with oil have marred the product’s launch, but Business Insider thinks a fix won’t be too difficult to implement, according to industry experts. Show More Summary
Spotify could be gearing up to take on Apple's HomePod with its own competing smart speaker or other hardware, after new job advertisements for the music streaming service reveal it is looking for employees to set up the manufacturing process for its first physical products.
The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.
The HomePod is Apple’s most Apple device ever. As always, the commercials are vague and focus more on style over substance. You probably know more about how many tweeters and microphones it’s got than what you can actually do with it. Show More Summary
Our verdict of the Apple HomePod:Sounds great – but only if you use Apple Music, an iPhone, and you can stomach the $350 price tag. 710Oh, Apple. You’ve done it again. You’ve made an undeniably sound piece of hardware, then smothered it in Apple stuff that’ll put off a good 50% of your potential audience. Show More Summary
Not long after Apple finally entered the smart speaker market with the HomePod, it appears there’s further competition on the way. Job ads suggest that Spotify is planning to enter production with its own speaker. It was clear as long...Show More Summary