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Apple HomePod Review: Apple, is this all you've got?

Apple HomePod Apple HomePod Review: Apple, is this all you've got?
Emmett Howard | 24 January, 2018, 08:52

You can preorder the HomePod, announced back in June and releasing on February 9th, ahead of time this coming Friday, The Verge reports.

Preorders open up this Friday, and the speaker will go on sale in the US, UK, and Australia. It is expected to arrive in France and Germany in the spring.

HomePod is a direct competitor to Amazon Echo and speakers with Google's Assistant installed. On the reveal of the device, Apple boasted it would be able to read the news, play podcasts, translate phrases and more of the things other voice assistants can already do. - The speaker features an Apple-designed 4-inch woofer and unique array of seven beamforming tweeters to provide deep base and pure high frequency acoustics. HomePod will also use advanced spatial awareness to determine its location in the room, analyze the music that it's now playing, and adjust the sound quality accordingly. Apple says users will be able to play music throughout the house with multi-room audio through an upcoming software update.

Siri has been around for six years, yet this is the first time she's been available to talk to outside of a phone or mac, this speaker has been created to give you all of home access to Siri as well as incredible sound.

There are also a few questions yet to be answered about the HomePod's functionality, including whether or not the device will be capable of playing music from platforms like Spotify or Google Play Music. A powerful motor drives the diaphragm a full 20 mm - remarkable for a speaker this size.

The HomePod also is far more expensive than Amazon's highest-end Echo speaker, the US$150 Echo Plus, which is more focused on smart home setup than audio.

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When it was first unveiled last winter, the HomePod's main marketing advantage was its allegedly superior audio quality.

When Apple made a decision to delay the release date of the HomePod, the company didn't provide a reason why.

The speaker is set for release on 9 February.

. Additionally, you can now ask for specific news categories such as Sports, Business or Music.

The tech giant unveiled its HomePod past year.

The HomePod stands 18 centimetres tall, and incorporates Apple's A8 chip to deliver a "wide spacious soundstage".

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