Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until Next Year

If you were hoping to buy a Home Pod for your honey this holiday season you'll have to come up with plan

If you were hoping to buy a Home Pod for your honey this holiday season you'll have to come up with plan

Amazon added three smart speaker products for its holiday lineup - the second-generation Echo, the Echo Plus and the Echo Spot - two of which are already on the market.

Apple's HomePod will come in white and black, and as it comes with HomeKit built into the device, works to control smart appliances around your home even when you just interact with your iPhone from another location. Journalists at the event got a hands-on opportunity with the speaker, with release set at the time for December.

It's being reported by BuzzFeed, or BuzzKill depending on how you like the news, is saying that Apple has definitely made a decision to officially delay the hot new Siri speaker until next year. "We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018", it said. The $350 speaker is the first home device to feature Siri baked in, a high-end competitor to Echo and Assistant offerings from Amazon and Google.

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Apple has pushed back the launch of its HomePod smartspeaker until 2018, having announced the Siri-powered speaker in June scheduled for release ahead of the festive season.

The Apple HomePod is created to take on the Amazon Echo in smart functionality but also systems like Sonos in audio quality.

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