5 ways Homepod will beat Amazon Echo and Google Home (and 5 ways it won’t)
The battle lines are drawn.
Apple’s Homepod smart speaker is finally here. After a month-long delay that caused it to miss the all-important holiday-shopping season, Apple has announced that the Homepod will begin shipping on February 9, more than eight months after we first got a glimpse of it at WWDC.
Apple is billing the Homepod as an audio device (hence its home under the Music tab on Apple.com), but in the age of growing Amazon Echo ( go.macworld.com/ acho) and Google Home ( go.macworld. com/g0h0) devices, it needs to be much more than a really good speaker to