First look: How does Apple’s HomePod speaker sound? – Telegraph.co.uk
Appleâs HomePod, the tech giantâs new Siri-controlled speaker, is coming a little late to the game. By the time it is released this December, Amazonâs Echo will be over three years old.
But rushing into a market has never been Appleâs priority and,Â besides, the HomePod is not quite like the EchoÂ or Googleâs rival Home device.
First and foremost, Apple wants you to know it is about music âÂ and booming, high fidelity audio. The intelligent assistant part is secondary. Thatâs reflected both in the name, which harks back to the iPod, and theÂ price: Apple hasnât announced UK pricing, but to give you an idea its $349 (Â£270) US price compares to $180 (Â£140)Â for the Echo.