Update: March 13, 2021 9:21 PM STI
California [US], March 13 (ANI): Apple is dropping the original full-size smart speaker – HomePod and will now focus its speaker efforts on the HomePod mini.
According to The Verge, Apple confirmed the discontinuation of the product and issued a statement to TechCrunch on Friday evening.
According to the statement released by the company, “HomePod mini has been a hit since its debut last fall, providing customers with incredible sound, a smart assistant, and smart home control for just $ 99. We are focusing our efforts on HomePod mini. “
“We are discontinuing the original HomePod, it will remain available while supplies last through the online Apple Store, Apple stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple will provide HomePod customers with software updates, services and support. support through Apple Care, ”the statement read in more detail.
As reported by The Verge, the Space Gray model of the full-size HomePod is already sold out on Apple’s online store.
The full-size HomePod had excellent sound quality, but it was criticized for its hefty price tag of $ 349 at launch. However, in April 2019, Apple lowered the price to $ 299 and released the HomePod mini for $ 99 last year. (ANI)