John Voorheen – MacStories:
Apple issued an official statement to TechCrunch and other news outlets today saying that the release of the HomePod would be delayed until 2018. Originally announced at WWDC in June with a promised ship date of December 2017, Apple’s statement says the HomePod will be released in ‘early 2018,’ and the smart Siri-enabled speaker will be available initially in the US, UK, and Australia.
Better right than not, but still a big miss for Apple. No doubt there will be many Amazon Echo devices gifted this holiday season, more than if Apple had hit their mark.