Apple delays HomePod smart speaker

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

Photo Apple introduced its HomePod speaker in June and had said the product would ship by the end of the year. You won't have Siri to worry about in the living room for the holidays.

VentureBeat has reached out to Apple for further comment on the cause of the delay.

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Apple has told CNBC it has delayed its HomePod smart speaker until "early 2018" as it's not quite ready yet. When Apple was announcing the release of HomePod at WWDC this past June, the company focused more on music first and smart features second. It also put off the release of its AirPods wireless earbuds in 2016 by two months. "The last thing Apple wants to do is bring out a product that doesn't work well, and have to deal with problems".

Sonos has released a new speaker that has Amazon's Alexa built in, the $199 Sonos One. Apple is working to keep its Siri voice assistant relevant in the face of competition from Amazon's Alexa and Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc's Google Assistant, both of which are featured on smart speakers from those companies.

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What Apple claims makes the speaker really stand out from the crowd of networked home assistant speakers is its sound quality: The device sonically asses the room it's in, and adjusts the speakers so that the sound best fills each individual space that it occupies. Apple hasn't been shy about talking up HomePod's audiophile credentials, squeezing six tweeters and a long-throw woofer - each powered by its own, custom amplifier - into the squat cylindrical design.

Google is pushing hard to get its connected speakers to consumers for the holidays.

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Google Home had sold seven million devices, grabbing a 27 percent market share.

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