Apple Delays HomePod Speaker to "Early 2018" for US, UK and Australia

Apple Delays HomePod Speaker to

If you've been holding out to get Apple's HomePod as a holiday present, we've got some bad news for you: the company has delayed the speaker until next year. Competitors in the smart speaker space, meanwhile, are flooding the zone. We'll start shipping in the USA, United Kingdom and Australia in early 2018. With a device like a smart speaker, which packages not only music but voice control and home automation into a single device, there's no shortage of places where hold-ups could be introduced.

Apple's HomePod delayed until next year

The delay could be related to obtaining the raw materials for the HomePod's components, as John Martellaro suggested on Friday's TMO Daily Observations podcast. Though the smart speaker market is relatively new, the holiday season is traditionally the biggest time of year for sales.

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Apple now says it needs more time to flawless the speaker's technology. "The market's getting more and more competitive".

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Remember Apple's smart speaker it was planning to release called HomePod?

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Apparently, there is a fix that might bring the microphone back to work. "Mine stopped working again. It strangely works when recording video and when using the speakers during calls.

HomePod is created to work with an Apple Music subscription and iPhone 5s and above running iOS 11. The company gave scant details about its speaker in June, leaving it room to announce exclusive music content or other unexpected features, said Brian Blau, an analyst with Gartner. We'll let you know when Apple decides to release the HomePod. Apple meant to release the $349 HomePod in early December so it could be on holiday shopping lists and compete against Amazon's Echo and the Google Home speaker.

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