Why Being Late To Market Doesn't Hurt Apple HomePod

Why Being Late To Market Doesn't Hurt Apple HomePod”

HomePod is controlled using Siri, the company's voice-activated personal assistant, which has, according to Apple, been trained to be better at answering questions about music such as "Hey Siri, who's the drummer in this?" Limp said the online retailer is willing to work with Apple or Google to ensure Siri and Alexa are compatible.

Apple has been a bit ambivalent about its smart-home plans; while you can use both Apple TV and an iPad as a HomeKit hub, it hasn't marketed it with the same gusto as its other products.

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said, "Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes".

Apple's AirPlay 2 Early Partners. But Apple occasionally also uses the event to introduce new devices and services and upgrades to existing products.

Microsoft and Harman Kardon, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, are slated to release a voice-enabled speaker that plays music and handles everyday lifestyle tasks like managing calendars and checking for traffic this fall.

Secondly, it suffers from the same compatibility issues as any other Apple product: it only plays Apple Music. The long and short of it then is that Apple HomePod is just that-it is a smart speaker with an assistant.

At $349, it will be more expensive than Google Home ($109) and Amazon Echo ($179) but cheaper than the Sonos Play 5 ($499).

Similarly, Google Home collects data from your apps, your search and location history, and your voice commands, which are all tied to your Google account. While many experts believe that Amazon's product is now stronger than Apple's (especially its activation command) and more competitively priced, it may not take long for Apple to add features and improve its Home Pod.

Google got in next with the Google Home, a price leader at $110.

Apple did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Smart speakers have oddly become something that many people want and need in their household. That is $120 more than the brand new Amazon Echo Show with monitor, and $170 more than the regular Amazon Echo.

Firstly, Apple isn't ready to dwindle its price.

I wouldn't exactly say that right now Apple has the advantage with the HomePod.

It wouldn't be the first time that Apple hopped on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor.

HomePod is intended for voice control with a variety of six receivers, so clients can connect with it from over the room, even while noisy music is playing.

New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information over images of those places in the future. However, it is not without competition, there is also Amazon Echo and Google Home which we have written about here. These speakers don't have any depth to them when it comes to music playback. Other countries will get HomePods next year.

This week, USA tech giant Apple unveiled HomePod, the firm's first voice-activated standalone speaker running on Apple's artificial intelligence software Siri.

Apple also states security and privacy are vital.

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