Apple is set to bring the "True Depth" camera that makes possible augmented reality functions such as "Face ID" to cheaper iPhones later this year, according to Jun Zhang, while bringing A.R. to the rear camera looks like it will have to wait until 2019's models. He sees some weakness in the recently released HomePod speaker, which could be helped by a cheaper model.
What it's like to own the Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo and Google Home in an apartment in New York City.
The Apple HomePod has been years in the making - and now that it's totally available in retail stores and online, it's time to truly consider if the $349 price tag is worth it. While it may not be the smart home assistant of the future...Show More Summary
The Apple HomePod is finally here, and it’s giving the Google Home smart speaker and Amazon’s line of Echo devices a run for their money. Want to experience the latest innovation from Apple without spending a…
Starring FKA twigs.
At ITEXPO A month ago, we asked a room full of about 500 techies how many wanted the HomePod from Apple. One hand went up. Dozens had Amazon Echos and Google Home devices however.The bad news at the show later translated into lackluster sales as reported by analysts.The problem for Apple in the smart speaker market is the low end is sewn up. Show More Summary
One thing thing the Amazon Echo and Google Home can’t do: deliver room-melting superpowers. Sure, Siri functionality is still pretty limited at launch, but who’s going to argue with the efficacy of a smart speaker that imbues the listener...Show More Summary
Apple marketing at its best: they commissioned Spike Jonze to make a 4-minute music video for HomePod. So fun. ?
Jason Snell, writing at Six Colors: That said, plenty of people enjoy listening to music but don’t care about playback quality. Growing up, most of the music in my house came via AM radio — a format so bad at reproducing music hat it’s...Show More Summary
Stephen Hackett, writing at 512 Pixels: All in all, I thought the move to the HomePod was going well right until my family staged an intervention. Their annoyance with Siri misunderstanding or misinterpreting has grown over the lastShow More Summary
Two weeks of Siri not understanding my song requests suggest otherwise
What do you get when you bring together director Spike Jonze, singer-dancer FKA Twigs, and a new song from Anderson.Paak? The answer, we now know, is a psychedelic new ad for Apple’s HomePod, which stars the charismatic Twigs as a corporate drone finding escape in some Siri-suggested music once she makes it back home.…
In “Welcome Home“, the wonderful ad for the new Apple HomePod directed by Spike Jonez, a very tired woman (played by dancer/model FKA twigs squeezes herself out of a very crowded subway and a packed elevator to finally arrives home.Show More Summary
New reports from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News and Japanese blog Mac Otakara are suggesting that Apple may have a more inexpensive HomePod model in the works for release later this year, MacRumors reports. While the report is unclearShow More Summary
A somewhat questionable report out of Taiwan on Wednesday says Apple is working on more affordable editions of stalwart product lines including iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as a lower priced HomePod.
HomePod may leave a lot to be desired in its current state (and the occasional wood-stained ring), but we’ve seen no reports of Siri spontaneously laughing for no apparent reason. The same can no longer be said for Amazon Echo’s Alexa… more…
? Source: AdWeek Amazing: The 48-year-old Oscar winner has directed a new four-minute short film for Apple’s HomePod speaker featuring yet another marquee collaborator—the English musician and dancer FKA twigs. The result is a stunning...Show More Summary
Apple's shiny new HomePod was met with a decidedly tepid response when it finally launched last month. Whether the high price, unfinished features, or furniture-destroying base were to blame we will never know, but a rumor from Taiwan...Show More Summary
Summary: Apple is never shy about hiring celebrities to hawk its products. The latest example is a new commercial aimed at selling the tech giant’s recently-released HomePod smart speakers.