A cheaper HomePod could be on the way next year

CNET | 8/22/2019 | Eli Blumenthal
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A cheaper HomePod could be coming next year.

Apple's HomePod was praised for its sound quality, but the pricey Siri-powered smart speaker has failed to keep up with offerings from Amazon, Google and Sonos, among others. Its initial $349 price didn't do it any favors; neither did Siri's limited functionality compared to Alexa or Google Assistant.

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Help may be on the way. After not updating the physical HomePod since its release in early 2018, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a cheaper HomePod for "as early as next year."

The report says that the cheaper speaker will "likely to have two tweeters (a type of loudspeaker), down from seven in the current HomePod."...
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