I just got this statement from an Apple spokesperson:
“We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s
breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little
more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start
shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”
I had a feeling this would happen when the iPhone X press briefings came and went without a word about HomePod. It’s a tough miss for Apple — there are surely going to be a lot of Amazon Echo devices under Christmas trees this year.
★ Friday, 17 November 2017