1. Nearly 14% of iPhone users long for Apple Homepod: Survey

Nearly 14% of iPhone users long for Apple Homepod: Survey

With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples newly-launched wireless home speaker Homepod, a survey has revealed.

By: | San Francisco | Published: July 8, 2017 2:55 PM
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With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples newly-launched wireless home speaker Homepod, a survey has revealed. According to US-based wealth management firm Raymond James, 14 per cent of iPhone users are interested in purchasing Apple Homepod which debuted last month at the tech giant’s WWDC event. “If we combine with those that intend to own a Beats wireless speaker, [Homepod ownership intent] exceeds the ownership interest in both speech-enabled speaker leader Amazon and Bluetooth speaker leader, Bose,” Raymond James analysts Tavis McCourt and Mike Koban were quoted as saying in geomarketing.com late on Friday. “Initial interest in HomePod seems better than the tepid media reaction would suggest,” they added.

The Apple wireless speaker delivers amazing audio quality and uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Designed to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, “HomePod” provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. “HomePod” will be available starting in December, initially in Australia, Britain and the US.

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“HomePod” comes with A8 microprocessor chip, the same power engine in iPhones and iPads. It is deemed a more expensive competitor of Amazon Echo, which was released two years ago.

  1. Jack Smith
    Jul 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Wife clicks her shutter button on her iPhone and does NOT touch a single additional button. Then walks into our family room and asks for a photo to appear and auto-magically the TV turns itself on, the input sets, and the photo with very fine detail appears. But here is the kicker. It appears in 4k!! Does my wife have the new HomePod? No she simply purchased a Google Home and a 4K Chromecast. She also installed Google Photos on her iPhone. The work to tie everything together was simply logging into her Google account and that is it. Google made it all just happen. Honestly, Apple just feels like they have lost their way. One button press is the lowest friction you can get! But it is Google doing it with Apple hardware and NOT Apple.
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