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Apple puts off release of HomePod speaker

Apple introduced the speaker this year and was originally set to ship it next month

Brian X Chen | NYT  |  San Francisco 

Apple is putting the brakes on the arrival this year of HomePod, its much-ballyhooed rival to Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. On Friday, the company said it would postpone the release of HomePod to early 2018. Apple introduced the speaker this year and was originally set to ship it next month, but the company said it was still working on the product. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers,” Apple said in a ...

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First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 01:23 IST
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