Analyst predicts 2m-2.5m Apple HomePod sales in 2018
Predicting Apple device sales is a risky business, especially if you’re saying they’re going to disappoint: the company has a habit of proving naysayers wrong. Still, research firm KGI’s analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s...
April 16, 2018
Smart speakers’ impact on music: ‘I don’t think it can be overhyped…’
More than 26m smart speakers were shipped globally in 2017 according to research firm Futuresource, with the Amazon Echo and Google Home ranges proving popular devices. That was the spur for an event hosted by British...
March 21, 2018
HomePod pre-orders impress as Samsung smart speaker is delayed
Research firm NPD Group has shared a small data point about the recent launch of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker. “In the US, day one pre-orders of HomePod were higher than all other smart speaker first day pre-orders,...
February 27, 2018
Survey claims early satisfaction with smart speakers is high
89% of Americans who’ve bought a smart speaker so far are satisfied with their device, according to a new survey published by investment firm Loup Ventures. “A closer look at the results reveals the reason for this...
February 22, 2018
Apple CEO worried about ‘humanity’ draining out of music
Apple CEO Tim Cook is worried that music is just becoming a ‘bits and bytes’ world. He expressed the view in an interview with Fast Company, in which he was asked about Apple’s past and present relationship with music,...
February 22, 2018
Consumer Reports publishes initial HomePod comparison tests
The initial wave of reviews in the press about Apple’s HomePod smart speaker have been very positive about its hardware – specifically its audio quality. Now Consumer Reports has published some ‘early results’ of...
February 13, 2018
Apple HomePod release sparks more analyst predictions
The Apple HomePod joined the smart-speakers battle on Friday, with first shipments of the device landing in people’s living rooms and kitchens. The first takes on HomePod in last week’s reviews are hardening into a wider...
February 12, 2018
Apple HomePod reviews: sounds great, could be smarter
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker goes on sale this Friday (9 February) in the US, UK and Australia, with the first wave of reviews published yesterday. How does it compare to the Amazon Echo and Google Home ranges? Reviewers...
February 7, 2018
Apple HomePod smart speaker will go on sale on 9 February
Apple HomePod, the company's first smart speaker, will go on sale on 9 February in the US, UK and Australia, with pre-orders kicking off online this Friday (26 January). The company announced the dates today, having delayed...
January 23, 2018
Report claims Apple HomePod is ‘a huge missed opportunity’
Apple has just announced that its HomePod smart speaker won’t be on sale until early in 2018. Now Bloomberg has been shedding more details on the backstory of the product, which if the article is true, paints a picture...
November 22, 2017
Apple HomePod keeps Siri voice commands for Apple Music
Business Insider has chosen its words carefully in an article about Apple’s new smart speaker: ‘Spotify won't work with Siri on Apple's HomePod’. It’s sparked by a message published by Apple for app developers...
October 31, 2017