Apple Delaying HomePod Smart Speaker Until Next Year

Just think of how many Amazon Echo Dots will be installed in homes after this holiday season …
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Apple is delaying the launch of its HomePod smart speaker until next year.

Apple sent an email to several news sites notifying them of the change. The company has updated its website to reflect the new availability, now listed as "early 2018." 

The company already faces an uphill battle in penetrating the smart speaker market, a category that's currently dominated by Amazon and its Echo family. 

Hat tip CNBC.


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