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Topic: HomePod

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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Apple's HomePod launches in Japan this summer

07/09/2019, 08:07 pm

Apple is expanding availability of its Siri-enabled HomePod speaker this summer with an upcoming launch in Japan, a region in which the device was expected to land early this year.

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Jobs biographer slams Apple design and missed TV opportunity

07/08/2019, 10:07 am

Walter Isaacson says Apple should have made the kind of TV Jobs wanted, and claims Apple Park is the company's only great design in the last 15 years.

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New MacBook Pro coming, production leaving China, and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

07/05/2019, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about the new MacBook Pro that look set for this year. There's also FaceTime altering your eyes, and just what it means to us when companies take their manufacturing to countries other than China.

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HomePod 'Hey Siri' responses to AirPods ad prompts complaints

07/03/2019, 10:07 am

Apple device owners are complaining about the company's latest AirPods commercial, as a version of the ad spot triggers Siri in HomePods due to the actor saying the verbal prompt 'Hey Siri.'

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Weekend deals: Apple AirPods, iPad Pros, HomePods on sale

06/21/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple Authorized Resellers Amazon, Adorama and B&H Photo have issued new markdowns on Apple hardware and accessories, delivering some of the lowest prices ever. From price drops on HomePods and 2019 AirPods, to triple-digit -- and even quadruple-digit -- markdowns on MacBook Pros and iPad Pros, many of these deals have limited quantities available.

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Everything new with HomePod in iOS 13

06/08/2019, 12:06 pm

Alongside iOS 13 and macOS Catalina, the HomePod will be gaining an array of new features making it a far more capable device. Let's go through all the new features arriving for HomePod with iOS 13.

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Apple's quiet update to Siri Shortcuts brings the niche tool into the mainstream

06/07/2019, 11:06 am

You're either a Siri Shortcuts fan, in which case the new features will absolutely delight you, or you've never looked at it. In which case, Apple wants to help you find out how useful Siri Shortcuts are for you.

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