18 November, 2017
If you had the Apple HomePod on your letter to Santa this year, you're going to need to get a replacement up the chimney pronto.
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Many guests captured the melee on their cellphones and several videos of the incident were later posted on social media. If we were in our living room, we wouldn't have made it out because by what we've seen, it's just completely gone".
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The delay means Apple will miss the key holiday shopping season in the fast-growing segment of connected speakers. But the Cupertino, CA-based Apple says the device needs a little more tinkering. Apple's HomePod is aware of how big the room is where it is being placed, and adjusts the sound accordingly for the best experience. Now that mid November has rolled around and there isn't a HomePod in sight Apple is saying its release time table was a little off. At that time, Apple said the smart speaker would go on sale by the end of 2017 for $349. It stands 7 inches tall and features six microphones, which will listen for your command to Siri. If HomePod isn't shipping by March we may be waiting until late June before it shows up on store shelves. Missing the holidays could be a major setback for the smart speaker, which will compete with Amazon's Echo series, Google's Home series, and other several other smart speakers on the market.