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February 18, 2018
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Has the HomePod left a ‘white ring’ on any of your furniture? [Poll]

HomePod is making its mark on early adopters. Earlier this week, it was discovered that Apple’s HomePod can leave a white ring on certain wood finished furniture. While it’s unclear how widespread the issue is, Apple did acknowledge it a … Continue reading

February 15, 2018
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Comments Off on Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple’s margin smaller than competitors

Estimates peg HomePod build cost at $216, Apple’s margin smaller than competitors

According to the latest research from TechInsights, Apple is shelling out $ 216 to build HomePod, meaning margins from the tech giant’s first smart speaker are much slimmer than those of its flagship iPhone line. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

February 14, 2018
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Comments Off on Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks

Apple responds to HomePod ‘ring’ issue, says not unusual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks

Apple has issued a more direct response to customers experiencing issues with HomePod leaving white rings on certain wood surfaces in normal use. The response comes in an updated support article detailing how to clean and care for HomePod. Apple … Continue reading

February 14, 2018
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Comments Off on More audiophile praise for the HomePod as professional tests confirm Apple’s claims

More audiophile praise for the HomePod as professional tests confirm Apple’s claims

There has been much debate about the audio quality of the HomePod. The majority of reviews have praised the speaker for its sound quality (if not for its smarts), but there have been some dissenting voices. Some audiophiles have been … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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HomePod impresses audiophiles in technical measurement tests

The HomePod launched on Friday and people continue to praise its sound quality. A user on the r/audiophiles subreddit conducted an extensive set of measurements, testing frequency response, distortion and much more. The review is a very in-depth and dense … Continue reading

February 12, 2018
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Comments Off on New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

New test shows Siri on HomePod answer 52% of questions correctly, lagging behind Alexa & Google Assistant

Now that Apple’s HomePod smart speaker is available to everyone, it’s being put through a slew of tests. Loup Ventures this weekend shared results from a detailed series of tests that it put the HomePod through, as well as how … Continue reading

February 11, 2018
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Comments Off on The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you probably shouldn’t [Video]

The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you probably shouldn’t [Video]

The HomePod’s power cable is technically user-removable, as is demonstrated by our hands-on video. A very brave user on /r/apple took the plunge and forcefully removed the power cable from their space gray HomePod. We were able to do likewise with … Continue reading

February 11, 2018
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How to factory reset your HomePod

The HomePod is incredibly easy to setup. As we’ve outlined before, you just hold your iPhone near it and the pairing process instantly begins. What’s slightly less clear, however, is how to reset your HomePod. Read on for those instructions… … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
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Comments Off on Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter … Continue reading

February 10, 2018
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025: HomePod launch day edition | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got the latest stories around HomePod’s official launch, plus weekend Apple deals from 9to5Toys. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other … Continue reading

February 9, 2018
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Comments Off on HomePod Diary: Hands-on, and this thing is a Sonos Play 5 killer

HomePod Diary: Hands-on, and this thing is a Sonos Play 5 killer

There are Apple products I’ve been more excited to receive, but I can’t think of any that I’ve awaited with such impatience. The reason? Curiosity about that audio quality! I wrote last time that it was Home hub and voice … Continue reading

February 7, 2018
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Comments Off on 022: HomePod reviews, iOS 11.3 beta 2, iPhone Battery Health | 9to5Mac Daily

022: HomePod reviews, iOS 11.3 beta 2, iPhone Battery Health | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got HomePod reviews, changes in iOS 11.3 beta 2, the new Battery Health feature for iPhone, and more. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed … Continue reading

February 6, 2018
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Comments Off on 021: iPhone 7 replacement program, why Telegram was pulled, and HomePod updates | 9to5Mac Daily

021: iPhone 7 replacement program, why Telegram was pulled, and HomePod updates | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got a new replacement program for iPhone 7, the explanation behind Telegram being abruptly pulled from the App Store last week, and a few updates on HomePod and Apple Music. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s … Continue reading

January 28, 2018
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Comments Off on This week’s top stories: HomePod preorders & new details, iOS 11.2.5 and betas, new iPhone rumors & much more

This week’s top stories: HomePod preorders & new details, iOS 11.2.5 and betas, new iPhone rumors & much more

In this week’s top stories: Apple’s HomePod goes up for preorder as new details emerge, Apple pushes out the latest iOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS releases and betas, Logic Pro X gets a major update, and much more. Read on for … Continue reading