Apple HomePod will be missing multi-room and stereo functions at Feb. 9 launch (CNET News)



The smart speaker gets a release date after initial delays. Preorders begin Friday, but the HomePod won’t come with every feature at launch. Read the CNET article – http://cnet.co/2G8Jh89 …

40 thoughts on “Apple HomePod will be missing multi-room and stereo functions at Feb. 9 launch (CNET News)

  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    This late to the game as a whole, delayed this long since announcement and launch window, and still shipping with missing features? What a freaking poor showing.

    Oh, and coupled with Siri being a 'tard. SMDH.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I forsee bankruptcy in Apples future. I am so glad I am not in the Apple eco system. Their phones are behind as well. All of their products are way over priced.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    But Apple homepod doesn't have a sound quality advantage against the Google Home Max, which supposedly is in a completely different league in sound quality.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I am smack in the middle of Apple's target audience for the HomePod. I appreciate great sounding speakers and am fully committed to the Apple ecosystem.I purchased the iPod Hi-fi in 2006, and still have it. The HomePod will appeal to the same sort of person that the iPod Hi-fi appealed to. Simple..

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Apple is way behind the ball on this one, and they brought zero innovation to the table as well. Unless you're deeply embedded in Apple's devices and services, there is basically no reason you should buy this over an Alexa or Google Assistant powered device. Anybody who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves and is not being a smart consumer.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Google Max is $400. Wouldn’t it be more accurate to use that device as a comparison?

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    it is late and not all the functions are ready … apple is always like that

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I think whoever was going to buy a Smart speaker, bought a Smart speaker already. Late Apple and just not worth it

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I’m planning on asking you to marry me. And on getting a HomePod too, for sure. 👌

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I'm an Apple fanboy and I will not be buying the HomePod. I have a surroundsound system why would I need that

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    So basically people who have more money than computational capabilities will buy this. Don’t get me wrong I’m tied in Apple ecosystem so bad but I’m not using Apple products because I love the Apple inc it’s just that I don’t see the competition upping their game. Android ecosystem is so fragmented

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Doesn't matter if it doesn't have all the features that it should or that it's expensive……Apple fanatics will buy anything from them

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Maybe. On the fence. Preorder not necessary cause I doubt there will be long lines to pick one up

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Man, it's really sad that Apple doesn't have everything in place for this. Come on, you already delayed and not all features are ready at launch? What are you doing in that fancy new office…?

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    this is for the appletards, and that's ok since there are millions of them. the pod will sell, no doubt.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I hate CNET so much. The only place that’s saying the HomePod will be missing those functions is CNET. And they’ve had a history of hating on Apple for no reason other than drooling over Google. Btw, the HomePod is priced so high because it’s a quality speaker first and a smart assistant second! A good Sonos speaker is about $250. Take the great sound quality of a speaker, Siri, smart home integration, and the amazing Apple ecosystem added together and $350 is a pretty fair price I think. The Google Home Max is $400! It’s even more! And it only works with Spotify and Google Play Music. Personally, I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the HomePod so I can connect it to my Apple TV to replace my normal TV speakers for some great audio quality and blast some music from it through Apple Music 😝

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    No… Siri is not worth the $349.99 plus tax price tag. I’ll spring the extra $50 and buy that big daddy speaker google came out with. Google assistant is better than Siri and I’m 110% sure it sounds better than this thing Apple is trying to shive down our throats.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    No.

    Unlike most of the sheep in the world, I value privacy. I am already top visible online, and letting corporations into my home to track me is a little too creepy and Orwellian.

    Does it sound like I am an alarmist? Perhaps. But let me ask you this, in a Hobbesian Postmodern/Neo-Marxist wasteland of ruinous social politics, do you really think you can trust an organization whose true purpose assimilation of individuals and profit for power?

    Think carefully before you answer. You sign away many forms of autonomy when you sign user agreements.

    Think. Then sign.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Wow. Bridget wonderful hair. I know you don't like comments about you. It's a real good look.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Give it a couple of years and Watch it end up being the number one smart speaker. Just like all there other fuckin products.

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    I care nothing about your magic plastic crap,
    However, Bridget sure is cute!

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    $50 cheaper than Google Home Max. People saying that it isn't a fair price are comparing it to products like the Echo Dot which isn't even in the same category

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  • January 24, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    It's for the 1% rich people…too bad for the rest of you because we're Apple and we can.

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