Google has recently released its new generation of smart speaker Google Home with a couple of its variant in the technology market with the support of Google Assistant. There have been talks that the giant Apple will announce its HomePod in this year, but apparently, Apple is not interested in releasing it this year. The new reports suggest that, the HomePod will be released in the early 2018.
The new generation Apple’s smart speaker is a premium HomePod which is likely to release in the next year as Apple has confirmed this today. According to official statement by Apple, the production of this new Apple HomePod is taking time to redesign. Since, the new generation smart speaker is coming with plenty of advanced features, it will definitely take some time and hence the giant has pushed the release of it to next year.
As per Apple’s Spokesperson, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”
The reports also suggest that the new Home Speaker by Apple i.e. HomePod will be available in the US, UK and Australia in the early 2018. The availability of it in other markets and locations are still unknown and the giant didn’t reveal anything about it as of now.
The original HomePod is priced at $349 and Apple had disclosed that they will release the new generation HomePod in this year’s December month. However, recently Apple has released a statement of its actual release date which pushes to the next year itself as the lack of timing to produce it.
The new generation HomePod will feature higher-end sound systems to bring the best of sound in a compact design. The HomePod will also feature a voice assistant just like Amazon Echo and Google Home. The HomePod will be equipped with company’s own Voice Assistant, Siri. The HomePod will be synced with other Apple products and all the products will work simultaneously with your voice commands as soon as they are having the Siri, voice assistant service active.
Back in June month, Apple has unveiled this new generation HomePod at WWDC. Many tech giants have tested out this new speaker and they have even put their reviews on the respective blogs as well. Since the competition is very high, Apple needs not to worry about rushing in the production field as they have to build up the device with quality. People are looking for quality products for the future.
The new Apple HomePod will offer 360-degree sound experience so the entire room can have good sound from all the angles. The new HomePod features the same traditional cylindrical design with advanced speaker system. The HomePod has seven-speakers with a four inch sub-woofer. It has total six microphone arrays to listen to your voice commands of Siri voice assistant. This kind of feature makes the device more advanced and affordable enough at this price range.
If we talk about the other giants, Amazon has released its new Standard Echo smart speaker while the Google has released the Home Max in the market with even more advanced features with their own Voice assistant services with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant respectively. The new generation Apple’s HomePod will also bring the best of features of the real digital world.
Apart from big giants, there are some other third parties who are also offering the smart speakers with different voice assistant. So you can have plenty of choices available when it comes to purchase a new smart speaker in the future.
Apple has not disclosed anything about the HomePod’s hardware and software functionality. However, we can expect this new generation HomePod to bring the best of features to the new Smart Speaker.