If there was an Apple Home Pod on your Christmas gift list, we have bad news. The company has announced that the launch of its smart horn will be postponed until the beginning of next year.
In a statement provided to CNBC and several other media outlets, Apple said it needs "a little more time" before the announced horn is ready. "We can't wait until the time comes for people to experience HomePod, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers," an Apple spokeswoman said via email. We will begin shipping them in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia in early 2018. ”
This device was officially presented during the WWDC conference that took place in California in June, where after months of rumors, the company announced that at the end of this year they planned to launch their new smart speaker for the general public.
Simply put, the HomePod is about Amazon's Alexa version for the Apple ecosystem. In this case, be Siri who will keep you up to date with the latest news and who will take care of your home. The smart speaker will be integrated with your Apple Music service to play music that is in the cloud, as Alexa does with Amazon Music.
The HomePod will be 7 inches tall and has a round design, which is said to provide 360 degree sound. According to a press release, the design of the device was designed to reproduce as closely as possible the original acoustics of the songs.
During its initial presentation, Apple did not provide detailed details about the specifications of the device, but we do know that it will have an A8 chip, and location sensors for the room where it is located, in order to improve the way in which the sound is emitted .
Apple had announced in its conference that the Home Pod will cost $ 349 dollars. Interestingly, despite having shown images and a video about the device, the company did not carry any prototypes to display during its presentation. And now, with this new announcement, the followers of the brand will have to wait even longer to have one in their hands.