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Topic: HomePod

Everything new in iOS 13.2 beta 1: Deep Fusion, new AirPods, more

10/02/2019, 04:10 pm

AppleInsider digs into all the changes found in the first beta of iOS 13.2 which includes new features, returning features, and Apple's highly-touted Deep Fusion photography feature.

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Editorial: Amidst cries for a cheaper HomePod, Amazon now has a higher-end Echo

09/26/2019, 01:09 pm

To compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, critics have insisted that Apple would need its own drastically cheaper HomePod. But instead of Apple moving down into the loss leader territory of $30 Echo Dots and Google Home minis, Amazon has unveiled its much more expensive Echo Studio, with a $200 price tag equivalent to a half dozen Echo Dots.

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Amazon's Echo range updates take the smart speaker fight to HomePod

09/25/2019, 01:09 pm

Amazon has used its special event to launch new Alexa-powered devices in the Echo range, including the Echo Studio speaker, a refreshed Echo, and the Echo Dot with Clock.

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HomePod gains multi-user support, ambient noise generator, live radio this fall

09/11/2019, 10:09 am

The HomePod is gaining a number of new features later this year via software updates, including support for recognizing up to six different voices and personalizing the experience, radio stations, and a collection of ambient sounds.

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Other Apple releases besides the iPhone on Tuesday will drive revenue, says JP Morgan

09/09/2019, 07:09 am

Tuesday's anticipated launch of new iPhone models isn't going to be a massively interesting event for investors, JP Morgan suggests, with "limited surprise" for the iPhone forcing most of the attention on pricing and other potential hardware launches.

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Leaked Apple document says new Siri device is coming by fall 2021

09/06/2019, 09:09 am

Leaked documents relating to Siri reveal upgrades to the digital assistant are coming in late 2021, aimed at supporting a new piece of hardware.

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Hands on: Sonos Move fits in the home as well as outdoors

09/05/2019, 09:09 am

Sonos has just made its new portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker official with the announcement of the Sonos Move, alongside the Port and the One SL. AppleInsider was in New York City with Sonos to try the speakers.

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Today is the last day to scoop up these Apple savings

09/03/2019, 12:09 pm

The Labor Day weekend may be over, but Apple savings are still in effect for a few more hours, with markdowns on AirPods, HomePods, MacBooks and iPad Pros ending today.

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Tariffs have begun on imports of HomePods, AirPods and desktop Macs

09/01/2019, 05:09 am

The US Trade Representative has implemented President Trump's planned 30% tariff on goods, including Apple products such as Macs and audio devices, that are imported from China.

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Editorial: CNBC is still serving up some really bad hot takes on Apple

08/27/2019, 06:08 am

On Monday, CNBC compiled the confused thoughts of a Wedbush Securities analyst who doesn't seem to have any grasp on reality whatsoever when it comes to the future -- or even present -- of Apple.

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Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't

08/26/2019, 09:08 am

For years, this new Apple product was derided as too expensive to compete against cheaper alternatives. Yet by targeting the premium high end first, it was able to establish itself and then attract an even broader audience of users at broader price points in the future. No this isn't about iPod, or iPhone, or iPad or Apple Watch. It's a look at HomePod, Apple's home audio device featuring HomeKit and Siri functionality, often confused with merely being a Wi-Fi microphone.

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What to expect at Apple's new iPhone 11 event today - and what not to

08/23/2019, 04:08 pm

There'll be iPhones, of course, but Apple has a lot more to offer that it could choose to reveal. Based only on the most solid information from the supply chain, here's what we can -- and can't -- expect to see at the Apple event later today.

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HomePod now available for purchase in Japan and Taiwan

08/23/2019, 08:08 am

Apple has launched the HomePod in Japan and Taiwan, giving Apple fans the chance to snag the smart speaker for themselves.

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Apple HomePod versus Sonos & Ikea Symfonisk smart speakers

08/16/2019, 03:08 pm

After we published our reviews of the Ikea Symfonisk line, we got asked to directly compare the product to Apple's HomePod. So, let's do it.

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Apple's HomePod lands in Japan on Aug. 23

08/15/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple on Friday announced an immediate start to HomePod preorders in Japan, with shipments of the Siri-powered speaker scheduled to land in the hands of customers on Aug. 23.

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Review: Symfonisk AirPlay 2 Bookshelf Speaker -- Ikea Price, Sonos Sound

08/08/2019, 03:08 pm

Ikea teamed with Sonos, and the pairing has produced the $99 Symfonisk Bookshelf Wi-Fi speaker with AirPlay 2. How does it compare to pricier speaker alternatives.

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Smart speaker market growing steadily but dominated by sub-$50 models

08/08/2019, 12:08 pm

A new report by CIRP shows that price seems to be the driving factor behind smart speaker adoption and market growth, with over 50 percent of the market belonging to entry-level Amazon Echo and Google Dot and Mini devices.

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US FTC reportedly looking into Apple & Amazon sales deal

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

A new report claims that the US Federal Trade Commission is in the early steps of examining the 2018 deal that led to a wide array of Apple products being officially sold on Amazon.

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Apple's wearables revenues jump to over $5.5B in June quarter

07/30/2019, 05:07 pm

Sales from Apple's "Wearables, Home and Accessories" segment jumped substantially year-over-year in the June quarter to $5.53 billion, underscoring their importance.

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Is your HomePod making a clicking sound? Here's how to fix it

07/17/2019, 02:07 pm

It sounds like electrical interference, but whatever this clicking or popping sound is, it's extremely irritating. The good news is that you may be able to fix it yourself, but the bad news is that you may have to take it to Apple.

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