After what looks as if an countless wait, Apple’s HomePod lastly lands this week. You’ll be able to learn our freshly posted review — it’s the following neatest thing to really shopping for the factor (and quite a bit much less expertise).

We’re additionally attempting one thing a bit new, with a liveblog response, discussing Apple’s first foray into the good speaker class and answering some questions alongside the best way.  In case you’ve bought any burning queries in regards to the product, be at liberty to succeed in out to Matthew (@panzer), Megan (@meganrosedickey) and myself (@bheater) over on Twitter, and we’ll do our greatest to reply them down under.

In fact, Apple’s removed from the primary firm to enter the class. Each Amazon and Google have been working within the good speaker area for a while with the Echo and Residence (respectively). However the HomePod marks an essential subsequent step for Siri, lastly bringing the good assistant into the lounge in a significant method. And, after all the product does so in a method that’s uniquely Apple.


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:27 am

I believe as a technique to combine current customers extra tightly it’s fantastic. It’s not going to be the tipping level for brand spanking new customers IMO.


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:27 am

From HP aka Henry Pickavet: “How are you going to be this far behind google dwelling and amazon echo and have restricted Siri performance?”


Travis Bernard
February 7, 20188:27 am

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Query: Did you get the impression that the Fullroom software program replace is imminent? (through Jonathan Beadle)


Brian Heater
February 7, 20188:27 am

The multi-speaker performance is forthcoming. I’d anticipate extra information on that entrance at WWDC. 


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:26 am

So I do cowl the max quantity query in my overview. A 20×30 foot a carpeted room I really feel is the max with out quantity struggling. Hardwood or different reflective surfaces would improve the dimensions of that room. 


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:26 am

And you must basically be locked in to Apple’s ecosystem i.e. no official Spotify integration. If we had an emoji that cried blood, it’d be proper right here.


Brian Heater
February 7, 20188:25 am

It’s protected to say there’s a consensus throughout the board with the entire critiques so far. Nice sound, however restricted Siri performance. 


Travis Bernard
February 7, 20188:25 am

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Query: At max quantity, how massive of a room can the sound cowl?


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:24 am

We’re getting some questions queued up right here. 


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:23 am

I’m enjoying music on my HomePod proper now. Are you enjoying one on yours?


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:23 am

It does sound actually good. However, ya know, my JBL speaker that I purchased for $79 additionally sounds actually good


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:23 am

Look. I’m a dwelling quote machine. It’s not my fault.


Brian Heater
February 7, 20188:23 am

It’s okay to love issues. Even tech issues. 


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:23 am

Lol. I’m glad we’re addressing the pull quote


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:22 am

Brian, I’d say that as a result of I stated that in my overview. Sadly, it’s now a pull quote and I’m cringing laborious.


Brian Heater
February 7, 20188:22 am

Why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:22 am

I’d fairly have a HomePod in entrance of me than must have a frontal lobotomy. Simply other ways of coping with the ache.


Brian Heater
February 7, 20188:22 am

Matthew, would you say that the HomePod is “simply the very best sounding mainstream speaker, ever?”


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:21 am

I, for one, won’t be shopping for the HP. Can I check with it as HP? Or is that complicated for folks? 


Matthew Panzarino
February 7, 20188:20 am


Megan Rose Dickey
February 7, 20188:20 am

Wassup suckers? Able to rage on this HomePod?

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