Apple HomePod not coming to South Africa in launch wave

Apple HomePod not coming to South Africa in launch wave

Apple HomePod not coming to South Africa in launch wave

Apple revealed that HomePod will be available to order this Friday (26 January) in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia, and will be in stores in those countries from 9 February.

Now Apple's HomePod is entering a market where this tough competition from well-established players like Amazon's Echo series, which is available in a range of devices and price points. If early demand spikes, however - as it did for its AirPods speakers - users could wind up waiting much longer than that to receive it (depending on production yields, of course). Until the device hears "Hey Siri", it does not send any other communication to Apple, Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, said during the keynote address at WWDC 2017. "It brings advanced audio technologies like beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer and automatic spatial awareness, together with the entire Apple Music catalog and the latest Siri intelligence, in a simple, lovely design that is so much fun to use", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Cook in the interview said, "We think one thing that was missing from the market was a quality audio experience, a very immersive audio experience".

So now, if you ask Siri about the news update of the day via "Hey Siri", the new feature will allow the personal assistant to provide Podcast news from sources like The Washington Post NPR, Fox News or CNN.

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The HomePod stands 18 centimetres tall, and incorporates Apple's A8 chip to deliver a "wide spacious soundstage". With its spatial awareness, it can sense where is its position in the room and will automatically adapt itself for better audio playback.

Apple is getting ready to release its premium smart speaker next month.

"Siri, now actively used on over half a billion devices, has developed a deep knowledge of music and understands your preferences and tastes", the statement reads. Last September, Apple Music hit 30 million subscribers, compared with Spotify's 70 million as of January 2018.

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The HomePod will also support stereo sound with an additional HomePod. It can also control several HomeKit smart home accessories including switches, locks, and outlets. The images revealed the different settings for the HomePod which can be accessed via the Home app for iOS. Other tools, available through SiriKit, will include reminders, note-taking and to-do list apps like Evernote.

It is to be noted that this feature does not work when you ask for the news by pressing the home button.

In terms of sound quality, Apple's smart speaker looks promising.

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An integral concept, security, and privacy are a fundamental part of any Apple design of hardware and software services.

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