Writing for TechCrunch, Darrell Etherington argues that Apple should acquire Sonos, a company known for its speakers.
From an outsider perspective, it’s hard to find two companies who seem more philosophically aligned than Sonos and Apple when it comes to product design and business model. Both are clearly focused on delivering premium hardware (at a price point that’s generally at the higher end of the mass market) and both use services to augment and complement the appeal of their hardware…
I’m not much of an Apple pundit but I’m not seeing the need for Apple to buy Sonos. I think it would’ve made more sense for this acquisition in the past, but Apple already has the HomePod. Aside from the price and platform-specific complaints, I don’t think I’ve heard anything bad about the sound quality.
Sonos and IKEA are joining forces to release AirPlay 2 speakers. Shipping this August, there will be a Symfonisk table lamp speaker and bookshelf speaker.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple’s ongoing problems with the 2018 Touch Bar MacBook Pro, and Pandora’s plan to improve podcast discoverability. John also inspires Jeff to coin the term “hackindog.”
Apple officially killed off its AirPort product line, yet AirPort Express is showing up as a streaming speaker option in AirPlay 2 in the iOS 12 developer beta.
You updated to iOS 11.4 on your iPhone or iPad, tvOS 11.4 on your Apple TV, and HomePod 11.4 on your HomePod so you have AirPlay 2 support. Now you need to assign rooms to your speakers so you can control where you’re playing music. Here’s how.
You can let anyone AirPlay music to your HomePod, or limit who has access. Here’s how to manage AirPlay access to your HomePod.
Through the magic of Audio MIDI Setup, you too can have your own custom surround sound system in macOS, using speakers you’ve already got laying around.
They look and sound great, but the price tag might leave you gasping for air and clutching your wallet in despair.
Apple gets that we’re always looking for ways to make the routine things we do on our Macs easier and some of the subtle changes in macOS Sierra really show that off. The Sound menu bar item is a perfect example because now switching audio input and output sources is even simpler.