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Apple pushes back its HomePod launch until "early" 2018

Apple pushes back its HomePod launch until

"We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers", Apple said in a prepared statement.

Apple fans waiting to get their hands on the company's latest foray into home smart assistants will have to wait a bit longer. The Apple HomePod is designed to be a premium version of the smart speaker device first created by Amazon with the Amazon Echo. Apple has indefinitely delayed the release of HomePod until 2018.

Man accidentally shoots self, wife in Tennessee church while talking shootings
Parks said the bullet sliced the man's palm, then entered the left side of his wife's abdomen and exited the right side. He put the magazine back in, apparently loaded a round in the chamber and put the gun back in its holster.

The delay is the second time in as many years Apple has been forced to delay a major audio product launch.

Did you want to wow someone special in your life with a new Apple HomePod speaker for the holidays? Apple confirmed on Friday its expensive Siri-powered smart speaker has been delayed. The company gave scant details about its speaker in June, leaving it room to announce exclusive music content or other unexpected features, said Brian Blau, an analyst with Gartner.

KPME bill: Doctors call off strike, OPDs to work normally from tomorrow
He said, "As we empanelled you and we have to pay you tax payers money for services, we have to fix charges for services". The government has no intention to harass doctors or the private medical institutions, he said.

HomePod is created to work with an Apple Music subscription and iPhone 5s and above running iOS 11. Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017.

Both systems enable users to issue voice commands to the speaker for music control, as well as control other connected smart home appliances around the house.

Mumbai Police increase Deepika Padukone's security after Shri Rajput Karni Sena threat
She added: "The director and his associate as the scriptwriter of " Padmavati " are responsible for its story". They had threatened to indulge in vandalism and arson if the film was screened, the State government said.


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