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Lowest prices anywhere: 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,299; AirPods for $135; Apple Pencil just $85; HomePods $329

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Retailers are ending June with a bang by offering readers the lowest prices anywhere on Apple hardware and accessories. Save $500 on Apple's current 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, or pick up an Apple Pencil for just $85 with coupon. AirPods and HomePods are also on sale this week.

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How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

06/22/2018, 03:06 pm

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

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Apple's HomePod lands in Canada, France, Germany

06/18/2018, 08:06 am

Apple's smart speaker has arrived in three more countries, with customers in France, Germany, and Canada now able to buy the HomePod from regional retailers as well as from Apple directly, just over four months after the intelligent audio device initially shipped.

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Can Apple's HomePod take on a surround sound theater system?

06/17/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple's HomePod is one of the best sounding smart speakers on the market, and the recent addition of stereo pairing with AirPlay 2 makes the setup even more engaging. But how does a pair of HomePods stack up against a dedicated home theater system?

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HomePod ad directed by Spike Jonze wins industry award

06/14/2018, 09:06 pm

Apple's innovative advertisements continue to rack up industry accolades, as the company's HomePod short film, directed by Spike Jonze, this week claimed top honors at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show.

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What to expect from Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote -- and what not to

06/01/2018, 09:06 am

WWDC is nearly upon us. AppleInsider takes a look at most of Apple's hardware lineup, and talks about what we might see, what we might not, and why.

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OWC's Garage Sale delivers $295 HomePods, docks as low as $90, Apple accessories from $4.50

05/31/2018, 12:05 pm

MacSales.com is at it again with its popular Garage Sale, which features rock bottom prices on Apple hardware and accessories. Pick up an open box HomePod for just $295 or a USB-C docking station for as low as $89.75. Parts and accessories are also on sale from $0.25.

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Will HomePod make a second splash at WWDC 2018?

05/31/2018, 04:05 am

Apple's introduction of HomePod at last year's Worldwide Developer Conference might not have seemed to have much direct relevance for third-party developers because unlike iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs and Apple TV it doesn't run apps.

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How to use AirPlay 2 on iOS: An in-depth analysis

05/30/2018, 03:05 pm

Multi-room audio may be the biggest feature of AirPlay 2, but it is far from the only new tricks AirPlay 2 has up its sleeve.

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Siri on HomePod can now speak to you in French, German, Canadian English

05/29/2018, 09:05 pm

With HomePod primed for launch in Canada, France and Germany, Apple on Tuesday expanded Siri's capabilities to provide compatibility with languages -- and dialects like Canadian English -- spoken in those countries, and announced future support for French Canadian.

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Watch and hear HomePod's multi-room audio with stereo playback on iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 06:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.4, bringing with it multi-room audio and stereo pairing for HomePod. We show you how to activate those features and take a closer look at how they work in this video.

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Apple HomePod coming to Canada, France & Germany on June 18, gets AirPlay 2 & stereo pairing with iOS 11.4

05/29/2018, 11:05 am

Apple's first smartspeaker will finally be coming to Canada, France, and Germany on June 18, the company announced on Tuesday. Later today it will launch AirPlay 2 and stereo pairing for the device, through the release of iOS 11.4 and matching HomePod firmware.

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Editorial: More companies need to temper their Artificial Intelligence with authentic ethics

05/25/2018, 08:05 am

When Apple outlined that its new HomePod didn't initiate phone calls on its own, nobody jumped to the conclusion that this was because having a device in your home that anyone's voice could use to place a telephone call from your personal mobile number might be a bad idea. Instead, the company was generally lambasted for "again" failing to match one of the many features of Amazon's Alexa Echo always-listening appliances.

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Google takes top spot in global smart speaker market, HomePod nowhere to be found

05/23/2018, 04:05 pm

In a smart speaker marketshare leaderboard not yet cracked by Apple's HomePod, Google has overtaken Amazon according to new research data.

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Inside Consumer Reports: Controversies surrounding the MacBook Pro and HomePod

05/23/2018, 11:05 am

Enthusiasts have questioned Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple's products for many years. After looking at the test facilities, AppleInsider talked to Consumer Reports leaders about the various controversies of the past.

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Inside Consumer Reports: How iPhone, iPad, Mac, and HomePod testing is performed

05/22/2018, 10:05 am

After years of controversies over Consumer Reports' assessments of Apple products, AppleInsider paid a visit to the organization's headquarters for an inside look at the testing process.

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HomeKit Insider #002: How to troubleshoot Bluetooth accessories with HomeScan

05/21/2018, 11:05 am

Nailing down issues with HomeKit gear can be very difficult without the right tools. AppleInsider tales a look at a way to troubleshoot problems with Bluetooth accessories.

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Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

05/18/2018, 12:05 am

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

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Apple sold about 600,000 HomePods in the first quarter

05/17/2018, 03:05 pm

Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.

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Deals: 2016 15" MacBook Pro (512GB) for $1,699; Apple HomePod for $329; 2017 iPad on sale for $269

05/09/2018, 11:05 am

Wednesday deals are here and shoppers can grab a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD for $1,699, the lowest price anywhere. Apple's HomePod is also on sale for $329, while the 2017 iPad is $60 off with no tax in most states.

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