Comment: How HomePod could be better for early adopters than Apple Watch was
Apple has entered two new product categories in the last few years — wearables and smart speakers — with dramatically different levels of hype.
Apple Watch was one-half of the iPhone 6 keynote and warranted a second event before its debut. HomePod was similarly introduced months in advance as a sneak peek at the end of WWDC but its launch has been noticeably more low-key.
That may be because Apple is taking HomePod slower and the addressable market is limited to just three countries to start, but ultimately HomePod may prove a better investment for early adopters than Apple Watch did.