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Siri is fnac coque samsung galaxy ace clearly technology that Apple’s excited about, having coque samsung tab pro 10.1 first debuted it for the iPhone in coque samsung galaxy core prime chouette 2011, before rolling it out to iPad, Mac, and Apple TV in the years since. But while Apple’s work with machine learning has made acheter coque samsung galaxy 3 Siri coque samsung a5 2017 portefeuille better than it was, Siri isn’t the main selling point of HomePod. In Apple’s WWDC demo, its most coque huawei p20 lite bez discussed features related to its impressive sound capabilities, which use smart spatial coque samsung a3 lion awareness technology to tailor playback to suit whichever room it is in. This was, first and foremost, a speaker for playing music.
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Despite that, they’re not yet coque huawei p20 lite pug enormous sellers. According to estimates, the Amazon Echo will ship 10 million units during 2017, around the number of iPads that Apple sells each quarter. (By comparison, a new coque samsung galaxi edge 7 iPhone routinely sells 10 million+ units in its opening weekend.)
Amazon is currently the undisputed leader in the smart speaker marketplace. Its closest rival is the Google Home, which sells less than coque samsung j3 razer a third what coque samsung j710fn Amazon manages. With a $349 price point that is greatly in coque samsung galaxy a5 2016 original excess coque samsung galaxy trend 2 lite pas cher of either Amazon or Google’s smart speaker, Apple will likely start below Google in this area.
That means that Apple could be selling 3 million HomePods in its first year fewer than the number of coque huawei p20 lite alcool Apple www coque samsung Watches it sells in one quarter. Apple’s high price point likely indicates that it will enjoy greater profits than Google, but we’re still talking about a business that is going to be tiny for the Cupertino company.
Apple’s next “hobby”
Unless Apple puts in the work, that is. In the coque samsung galaxy grand prime chat silicone same coque samsung galaxy j1 or way that the iPod made MP3 players mainstream, the HomePod could prove to be a lucrative business for Apple to enter. But it’s going to take time and effort especially since established speaker makers are starting to come out with their own products, running Google Assistant.
That’s where the question about the missing HomePod at yesterday’s Apple keynote comes into play. If Apple launches the HomePod in December with a simple press release, then its absence at yesterday’s event suggests that Apple views it as a “hobby” coque samsung a5 2016 monster much as it described the first few generations of Apple TV. Apple may now be taking the coque samsung s7 femme Apple TV more seriously, coque lacoste huawei p20 lite but its status as a “nice to have” accessory rather than a “must have” product means that it’s never challenged some of its other rivals in the marketplace.
If, on the other hand, Apple stages another event this year to launch the HomePod in style, perhaps giving us an update on the associated HomeKit in the process, it means that Apple is treating this product as a future market leader.
Can HomePod be a hit for Apple
While I’ve still got my reservations about HomePod (Siri’s quality and the all mesh design to name two), I still want to see Apple succeed in this space. How HomePod is treated for coque samsung galaxy tab 4 coque huawei p20 lite crocodile silicone the rest of 2017 will tell us a lot about where Apple sees its smart speaker going in the future…