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.

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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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