Black HomePod from above with Siri icon

Bad news: Apple postpones HomePod launch to early 2018

Apple’s high-quality speaker with integrated Siri, the HomePod, was expected in December. Only, unfortunately, it will be delayed.

John Paczkowski, of BuzzFeed, recently received a statement from Apple announcing that the product is not yet ready for official launch.

In free translation, our:

We can’t wait for people to try HomePod, Apple’s revolutionary wireless speaker for homes, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for consumers. We will start shipping it in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in the beginning of 2018.

Such news is always received either very well or very badly. Well because it shows that Apple does not want to put an unfinished product on the market just to meet a deadline; badly because, well, it’s a little shameful for a company like Apple to fail in such a timeframe.

Black HomePod from above with Siri icon

Exactly a year ago, something very similar happened with AirPods – interestingly, another audio product. The positive aspect is that the wait was worth it and the AirPods have been highly, highly praised since their launch.

In the USA, the HomePod will cost $ 350.