Apple’s $349 HomePod good speaker is now available to preorder during the Apple Store app, with transport slated to begin on February 9th. In Spite Of the delay in the speaker’s release, the HomePod will ship without options like AirPlay 2, which permits pairing and multiroom audio. Apple says the ones features are “coming this 12 months in a unfastened software replace.” HomePod is powered by means of Apple’s A8 chip (that first appeared in the iPhone 6) and lines constructed-in Siri, six microphones, HomeKit support to control your appropriate good home gadgets, and the power to automatically optimize sound for a given room.
We in brief performed with the speaker remaining year. My colleague Dieter known as it “a adorable little ovoid factor” that “sounds really good within the demos” with “extra bass than you are expecting from this kind of small speaker.” But we’ll want to spend some actual time with it ahead of we will be able to say it’s worth $349.
Apple’s good speaker offering is the most expensive of its competitors at this measurement. The so much greater and more tough Google Home Max costs $399, even as the standard Google house is $129, and Amazon Echo is $99.99. HomePod is also rivaled by means of the Sonos One sensible speaker. To ruffle Apple’s feathers, Sonos is offering Sonos One speakers for $349, the associated fee of a unmarried HomePod. Sonos One supports Amazon Alexa integration, and it’s promising Google Assistant integration someday later this yr.
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The HomePod is available for preorder now within the US, UK, and Australia in black or white. The good speaker shall be available in France and Germany this spring.