HomePod Release

Late last week, Apple announced that it was delaying the release of the HomePod, the company's Siri-based smart speaker that was initially slated to launch in December. Apple didn't give a specific reason for the delay, only stating that it needs "a little more time before it's ready for our customers." In turn, Apple said that we can expect the HomePod -- which promises to deliver a premium acoustic experience -- to launch sometime in early 2018.

The HomePod delay is unfortunate, especially given that early impressions of the device at WWDC this past June were overwhelmingly positive, if not downright enthusiastic. In the wake of Apple pushing back the HomePod launch, some folks seized upon the opportunity to, surprise surprise, trot out the oft-repeated and tired narrative that Apple is not the unique beacon of innovation and operational wizardry that it once was.

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