The rumors are true! Apple will be launching their Homepod Speakers at the end of 2017 to compete with Google Home and Amazon Echo. Predictions indicated that both Microsoft and Apple would be releasing smart speakers with their Corona and Siri features. For now, Apple has announced the production of the Homepod.
Apple Homepods will feature Siri voice assistance. Users might recognize this feature from Apple’s smart watch, iPhone, iPad, and Mac Devices. Though Siri was brought to life in 2011, it lacks competency and is far behind Google Voice Assistance and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistance. Now, Siri is provided with a more robust platform to compete with its competitors. But for now, we’ll have to wait and see if it features the competency to rival with two of the best smart products in the world.
Apple Homepod will feature seven twitters along with an upward facing sub-woofer. The height of the speaker will be 7 inches, making it a mobile device perfect to place in your home or carry on the go. Apple has ensured that the setup will be a piece of cake. To operate this device, you’ll need to upgrade your Apple devices to iOS 11.
The speaker includes six microphones to listen to your commands. Besides music controller, the microphone can be used as a search tool to find similar tunes, the name of the artist, participating band members, and more. Apple also confirms that the speaker is intelligent enough to cancel background noise to hear your voice. The Homepods will include A8 chips, which is considered to be the most powerful processor for a speaker.
Apple also added that the speaker transcends the boundaries of AI, as it will be able to optimize its sound by detecting the surroundings.
Apart from the music player, Apple Homepod can be used as a controller for your Mac devices, reminder, weather information provider, and more.
However, Siri is not as reliable as other voice services such as Google Voice Assistance and Amazon’s Alexa Voice. It remains a mystery whether or not Apple will resolve this issue in their Homepods. But, if Apple improves Siri, chances are, the brand will be able to stay ahead of the game.