The HomePod is almost here, and that means that it's time for the first set of reviews. There's been a lot of discussion as to whether or not it will measure up to other smart speakers both in sound and in assistant capabilities. iMore's own Rene Ritchie called the HomePod "Retina for your ears," but what does everyone else have to say about Apple's first smart speaker?
Megan Wollerton, writing for CNET:
Nilay Patel, writing for The Verge:
He also calls HomePod as a "lonely" product:
Ed Baig, writing for USA Today:
The Wall Street Journal
Joanna Stern, writing for The Wall Street Journal:
But Stern also had some Siri-related frustrations:
Matt Panzarino, writing for TechCrunch:
- Nicole Nguyen, writing for BuzzFeed:
The New York Times
Brian X. Chen, writing for The New York Times:
Jim Dalrymple for The Loop:
But Dalrymple also ran into some head-scratchers, namely from Siri:
After you've checked out all of the reviews (including Rene's), come back and let us know: are you picking up a HomePod?
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