Apple’s HomePod speaker: Either way late or way early

Apple (AAPL) has never been ashamed to be late to the party. The iPod wasn’t the first pocket music player; the iPhone wasn’t the first cellphone; the Apple Watch wasn’t the first smartwatch. But in each case, Apple won the category by making its ... ( read original story ...)

Apple’s HomePod Has Arrived. Don’t Rush to Buy It.

And there are other limitations: the HomePod requires an iOS device, like an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, to set it up. To use your voice commands to play music, you will also need to subscribe to Apple’s streaming music service, Apple Music. So how ... ( read original story ...)

Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world

CNET earns fees when you click these offers. The Good Apple's $349 HomePod has excellent bass and consistently superior sound quality across a wide variety of music genres. The speaker is easy to set up and Siri can hear you from across a room. The Bad You ... ( read original story ...)