Want to pick up Sonos's $199 Alexa-powered Sonos One Smart Speaker in time for the holidays? Here are the best ways to do it. Apple's HomePod might not be available for the holidays, but other smart speakers are more than happy to fill that gap. Show More Summary
Phil Schiller recently joined Dutch website Bright.nl for a sit down interview. The Apple executive touched on topics such as the iPhone X and Face ID, as well as augmented reality and smart home technology. more…
With the delay of the HomePod, there is only one more big Apple hardware product slated for release before the end of 2017 — the iMac Pro. Like the regular iMac, the iMac Pro features an all-in-one design that combines a display and computer inside of a single enclosure. Show More Summary
When Apple unveiled the HomePod this past June at WWDC 2017, I didn’t give it too much of my attention. As a design piece, it looked like something I’d be happy to put in my living room. As a product, I just wasn’t interested. Smart speakers in general have seemed like little more than a novelty to me, and I’ve resisted buying one… until now. Show More Summary
Introduced this summer at WWDC17, Apple's HomePod was immediately positioned next to Amazon Echo and Google Home by bloggers as a "smart speaker" serving primarily as a way to chat with a voice assistant. But that's not how Apple introduced it.
Apple has released the sixth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. macOS 10.13.2 beta 6 is also available for testing. iOS 11.2 will include Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October. Show More Summary
You can't start Apple Music playlists with Alexa just yet, but you can cheat by using the Sonos app and voice commands. Apple's HomePod won't be here for the holidays, but Amazon and Sonos hope you might instead be satisfied with the...Show More Summary
Odds are, if you have an Amazon Echo, you call it Alexa. If talk to your iPhone (or, eventually, a HomePod), you call it Siri. And if you have a Google Home, you call it Google. It doesn’t have to be this way. In Salon this week, Texas-based...Show More Summary
Just days after Apple delayed its HomePod speaker and personal assistant into 2018, Amazon's low-priced Echo Dot was the company's top seller over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, giving the online retailer an even greater lead over rivals in the home speaker market.
HomePod is going to miss the holidays. But how can Apple be late to a market that doesn't really exist yet? With Jan Dawson. Prefer to listen rather than read? Hit play on the podcast version: Subscribe for more: Apple Podcasts | Overcast...Show More Summary
I got tired of waiting. Should you? Apple's HomePod sadly won't be out until 2018, due to software delays with the smart speaker. But if that announcement crushed your smart speaker holiday dreams, there's always another shiny object waiting in the wings. Take the Sonos One. Show More Summary
In this week’s top stories: The iPhone X and Apple Watch are named two of the best gadgets of the year, we dive deep into the best Black Friday deals, new details about the iMac Pro, what the HomePod could have been, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories.. more…
This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about what's up with the HomePod delay, the possible 2018 iPhones, and what it means to have an ARM chip in the iMac Pro.
The HomePod is delayed to "early 2018," new iMac Pro details are out before its December release and an Apple TV tip from a caller!
This week Benjamin and Zac unpack the HomePod delay a week later, detail the competition going in to the holiday season, discuss expectations and potential challenges for Apple’s upcoming smart speaker, fresh iMac Pro rumors including...Show More Summary
A new report from Bloomberg claims Apple’s HomePod project began long before the appearance of Amazon’s Echo, but that the endeavor underwent false starts, cancellations and multiple redesigns to get to the product Apple expects to release next year. Show More Summary
Have you wondered why it took Apple 3 years to come up with an answer to the Amazon Echo in the form of the HomePod? Apparently, it's because it wasn't really meant as an answer to the Echo. Bloomberg sources claim that work on the HomePod...Show More Summary
We learned yesterday that the HomePod project has something of an interesting history. In particular, it appears to have been originally envisaged less as a gadget and more as HiFi. The HomePod was originally a side project cooked up...Show More Summary