Why the HomePod is coming to the US, UK and Australia first

by Volker Weber

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This is my own speculation, but I think the delay in shipping the HomePod is not a production ramp-up problem.

I believe Siri just isn't there yet. While Apple compared their HomePod to the Amazon Echo, they only did so for sound quality. Nobody pitted Siri against Alexa.

Comments

All of the commentary I've heard/ read so far (and there has been a great deal) seems to agree, that without a major revamp of Siri this product would be underwhelming: they are giving themselves a bit of time for that.

I hope the Irish will be in the first tranche too though!

Nick Daisley, 2017-06-06

If it can do Scottish, it certainly can do Irish. ELEVEN!

Volker Weber, 2017-06-06

Will, that announcement in mind, it ever happen, that you will be able to play music on Sonos directly from the music app?

Johannes Matzke, 2017-06-06

They should have bought Sonos in the first place,....

Tommy Oustad, 2017-06-06

I hope Sonos can stay independent and raise capital by other means than selling the company.

Volker Weber, 2017-06-06

Also I love music and good sound from my TV at $700 for stereo (in just one room) I am definately not the kind of person this device is aimed at :-(

Harald Gärttner, 2017-06-08

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