Latest Apple speaker news

Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe)
Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe) By Dan Grabham

It looks like Apple's HomePod will soon be able to make and answer phone calls as well as enable you to retrieve your voicemails. The enhancement has been seeded to some HomePod testers internally at Apple. There's also reported to be a few other features,... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech and. There's now a second-generation version. But what is AirPlay 2, what will it be able to do and what products will you be able to use it with? We'll explain all.AirPlay 2 is now available, appearing in... Read more

Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know
Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

The Apple HomePod has been available for a few months now. Should you opt for the Siri-powered speaker over one of the HomePod alternatives?Apple HomePod sees Apple looking to change how you listen to music (again) jumping on the iPod nomenclature to... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference?
Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference? By Maggie Tillman

AirPlay, Apple's proprietary wireless streaming protocol, has received a major update in the form of AirPlay 2.For years, Apple has offered AirPlay so that you could instantly share audio or video between your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, an Apple TV, or another... Read more

Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod
Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed a load of HomePod tips and tricks to get you started and show you what your new Apple smart speaker... Read more

Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding
Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding By Max Langridge

Apple is still allegedly planning a cheaper version of its Siri-powered HomePod speaker and when it does launch, it may carry Beats branding, at least that's according to a report from Apple's supply chain, via Chinese site Sina. Apple HomePod: Everything... Read more

A smaller, cheaper Apple HomePod could be on the way
A smaller, cheaper Apple HomePod could be on the way By Max Langridge

The Apple HomePod has only been available for about a month, and it's currently only available in the UK, US and Australia, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill from churning and saying a new, cheaper model of Apple's smart speaker will be out later... Read more

Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it
Apple HomePod now available for £319, here's where to buy it By Stuart Miles

The Apple HomePod is now available to buy in the UK, US and Australia.  First announced at Apple's developer conference in June 2017, the new Siri-equipped speaker takes on the Amazon Echo and Google Home in the race to be the smart home speaker... Read more

Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab
Why HomePod sounds so good: Inside Apple's secret audio lab By Stuart Miles

Six years ago, Apple decided it was going to get into the speaker business for a second time. The first attempt, the iPod Hi-Fi, launched in 2006 to mixed reviews.Although the iPod Hi-Fi's life was brief, Apple says it was successful. And let's face it,... Read more

Apple's HomePod is now available to order from John Lewis in the UK
Apple's HomePod is now available to order from John Lewis in the UK By Dan Grabham

The Apple HomePod is now available to buy from John Lewis ahead of the in-store launch this Friday.If you buy one in advance you can collect it from any John Lewis or Waitrose store on Friday - the day of release in the US, UK and Australia. It's available... Read more

What can - and can't - you do with Apple's HomePod?
What can - and can't - you do with Apple's HomePod? By Dan Grabham

Apple’s HomePod is here and will be in stores on Friday. But there’s been a lot of confusion about what you can and can’t do with Apple’s new super speaker. No matter, because we’re here to clear up the confusion. Let’s get clarifying! Everything... Read more

Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments
Apple HomePod on track to launch "soon", as Apple begins receiving shipments By Max Langridge

Just last week, analytics company GBH Insights said Apple's HomePod smart speaker would go on sale within the next four to six weeks. It seems the industry analyst does have good insight, as Apple is said to have started receiving the first shipment of... Read more

Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks
Apple HomePod smart speaker could go on sale in the next six weeks By Max Langridge

Apple's long-awaited HomePod smart speaker could finally be released within the next four to six weeks, according to industry analysts. The speaker was first announced at Apple's WWDC event in June 2016 and was meant to go on sale in December. Apple HomePod:... Read more

Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018"
Apple's HomePod Siri-enabled speaker delayed until "early 2018" By Rik Henderson

Apple announced its own music system to rival Google Home, Amazon Echo and Sonos back in June, in the form of the HomePod speaker. And at the time claimed that it would be released in the US and UK this December.It has, however, now announced a delay... Read more

Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year
Apple has begun production of its Siri speaker, should release this year By Elyse Betters

Amazon is supposedly working on a Siri-powered speaker, and according to a new report, it's now in production.Apple plans to go after both Amazon Echo and Google Home with its own assistant-enabled speaker. There have been several leaks and reports about... Read more

Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017
Apple's Echo-like smart speaker with Siri could debut at WWDC 2017 By Elyse Betters

Apple is consistently rumoured to be developing its own smart speaker, and a new report has suggested it could arrive as soon as June.The Amazon Echo ignited a smart speaker craze, with even Google jumping on board with its own Google Home. So, of course... Read more

Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri
Now Apple is thought to be making an Amazon Echo-like speaker with Siri By Elyse Betters

Amazon Echo has been doing so well that not only Google wants to copy it but now Apple as well.Amazon recently admitted that it's having trouble keeping Echo in stock due to high demand. It also launched two additional versions of the Bluetooth-enabled... Read more

Apple launches iPod Hi-Fi speaker system
Apple launches iPod Hi-Fi speaker system By Stuart Miles

Apple seeing third-party manufacturers make huge sales from speakers systems for the iPod has waded in with its own version. “Apple is reinventing the home stereo with the new iPod Hi-Fi, the first iPod accessory that adds true high-fidelity sound quality... Read more