FCC certifies HomePod in the US

James Marshall
January 22, 2018

However, the launch was delayed until "early 2018". To begin with, the HomePod recently received FCC approval. The speaker will cover more area compare to other smart speakers such as Amazon and Google.

The $349 Apple HomePod features always-on voice functionality. Apple in a sense is deliberately positioning the HomePod as as speaker with premium acoustics that its competitors won't be able to match.

The launch of much-awaited Apple HomePod may finally happen soon. So it would seem that Apple is ensuring it'll be ahead of the game in tacking any similar privacy and data issues that crop up when the HomePod is eventually released.

Apple's HomePod is billed as a Siri-powered smart speaker, similar to the Amazon Echo and Google Home speaker lines. The company has already introduced the pricing of this HomePod during the announcement of the speaker in the last year's WWDC. Regardless, more information is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Initially, Apple targeted a launch date somewhere in December 2017 but several certification delays led to pushing the date even further, However, a report from MacRumourssuggests that the HomePod has been approved by the FCC in the U.S., which means the HomePod will finally start rolling out of the assembly line. The HomePod has no less than six built-in microphones to help it "hear" and "understand" user requests. Would you like to purchase the speaker in future? More obscure are the image of a single fried egg and box of popcorn which we're wondering if Apple put in there just because they knew this exact thing was going to happen.

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