Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

The new smart Home Pod home speaker will go on sale later this year

After trying out a new experience with the full-screen iPhone X, if you were waiting for the Apple HomePod smart speakers, you might have to wait a little longer. For now, it seems, the HomePod can't live up to all its promises.

The HomePod was originally scheduled to ship in December ahead of the holiday shopping season. Apple has officially confirmed this in a statement and have said the HomePod is still work in progress and they need more time to finish and reach the device to their customers' homes. Apple is pushing HomePod's release to 2018. Apple has not elaborated on the exact cause of the delay, but with a "premium" price tag of $350 - and this being a product coming from the Apple stable - customers are not going to be happy with something that is less than flawless. "We'll start shipping in the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia in early 2018", Apple said in a statement Friday. With HomePod, Siri would stop being only on iOS devices and Mac OS computers and would be much more present in people's lives through other devices.

You better come up with another gift, because HomePod won't be released in time.

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The downside is that during all this time, there are many technological companies that have shown their novelties in the segment of smart loudspeakers.

A United Kingdom price for the device is still to be confirmed, but it will be priced at $349 in the USA - significantly higher than both the Echo and Google Home. Also, the Echo Plus, which will enable the control of connected devices in our home. Competitors in the smart speaker space, meanwhile, are flooding the zone. The price of HomePod is $349. It was expected that by the end of 2017 the column will appear in the United States, Britain and Australia, and in 2018 - in the rest of the world.

Apple has made a decision to push back one of the products originally revealed almost 6 months ago in WWDC.

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