(Cybertech) – Apple has dropped the price of its HomePod smart speaker in the US and UK. You can see our best HomePod prices in the table below – updated live.
The HomePod’s sound was well-received when it debuted in early 2018 – it’s a formidable device for a living room or study – but its Siri integration is patchy while there are several key missing features like Bluetooth support.
Apple has, however, released several updates for the device. It introduced stereo-pairing and multiroom support in the AirPlay 2 update while phone calls and multiple timers have also been introduced along the way.
As we’ve said before on this site, while the HomePod might not have been a runaway success it still appears to have sold well – though Apple doesn’t release precise figures. In late 2018 it was estimated that HomePod had a six percent slice of the smart speaker market and had sold well over a million units in the months after launch.
We’ve outlined what we want to see from the next-gen HomePod here – Apple HomePod 2: What we want to see in Apple’s second-gen smart speaker
Writing by Dan Grabham.