It’s not hard to figure out that Apple’s HomePod hasn’t been as successful as the Amazon Echo. But figuring out the exact cause is harder. It’s not the price.
We have a deal on an Apple HomePod. This is Apple’s Siri-based speaker with a built-in subwoofer, 7 tweeters, and microphones to hear your commands for Siri. It retails for $349, and our deal is for $329. But, our friends at Stack Commerce gave us coupon code “HOMEPOD10” that will save 10%, for a checkout price of $296.10. Our link points to the Space Gray mode, but you can also choose the White version in the deal listing. Get it while you can.
Apple’s HomePod is finally going to make it to Hong Kong and mainland China, nearly a year after it was originally released.
Apple and Amazon have taken a more collaborative approach recently, does not amount to a full-blown, long-term partnership.
Apple’s HomePod is getting smarter, according to a new report by analysts at Loup Ventures, but it still trails Google Home.
UK Apple Music subscribers received a code offering them £50 off a new HomePod device, worth £269, until 16 December.
You can get a HomePod from Target for US$249.99, which is US$100 off the regular price. This is one of the biggest price drops we’ve seen.
Although the journal entry is highly technical in nature, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the technology underpinning the HomePod.
LONDON – Currys PC World is selling the white Apple HomePod for £279 ($358) for Cyber Monday. The HomePod is normally £319 ($410). It also has the HomePod available in black for £299. Furthermore, the company is offering 9 months of the Deezer Premium music streaming service for free as part of the deal. This deal is available online only, although the item can be picked up in a shop shortly after purchase. In a shop, the HomePod currently costs £299 ($384).
Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.
A HomePod patent uncovered over the weekend shows an AR headset as a controller.
The Philips Hue app for controlling Hue smart lights was updated on Tuesday with support for iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about HomePod coming to Marriott hotel rooms, plus they explore who will be interested in iOS 12 Shortcuts.
Apple rolled out HomePod OS 12 on Monday for the HomePod smart speaker with iPhone speaker phone support, Siri Shortcuts support, and more.
The update will feature the ability to search for songs by lyrics, set multiple named timers, make and receive phone calls, Find My iPhone, and use Siri Shortcuts.
Bryan Chaffin shows you how to fix Apple TV refusing to play sound through HomePod.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Intel’s new Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake laptop processors, and to explain the new firmware update for the discontinued AirPort Express.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss HomePod’s lack of growth in the smart speaker market, plus they look at Netflix’s plan to cut off Apple from in-app subscription purchases.
Andrew Orr came up with an idea to improve the HomePod experience. It involves using NFC to enable multi-user support.
Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Pay’s projected dominance in contactless payments, plus Andrew explains why he’d like to see NFC in Apple’s HomePod.