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The Reasoning Behind the HomePod’s Design and Marketing is Surprisingly Simple

I’ve seen an interesting combination of concern, complaints, dismissiveness, and derision over the HomePod across Twitter, Apple blogs, and tech sites over the past few days. The preorder and announcement of the final release date for the device, as well as a lack of any other substantive Apple news at the moment seem to have stoked the fires of discussion and opinion.

I can understand many of the reasons, and I even agree with many of you that Siri isn’t on par with other digital assistants in many ways, that the HomePod’s high price could be a limiting factor, and that it is showing up more than fashionably late to a fast-moving party. However, despite the concerns and complaints, the reasons behind the design and focus of the HomePod still make sense if you look at Apple’s recent hardware and software efforts.

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Apple Slices- Apple News is Picking Up as We Head Toward WWDC


In this week’s Apple Slices, we have several bits and pieces of Apple News to cover as we continue to march toward WWDC.  On that note….

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Apple Slices- Apple Earnings and Siri Speaker Rumblings


Time to take some small bites out of the current Apple news, now that there is a little bit beyond the early-onset iPhone 8 insanity that I complained about last week. And, as some of you many have noticed, there are a few changes afoot around here, as well.

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The Rundown: Episode 2 for the Week of April 23

The Rundown is our recurring Facebook Live video segment that covers the site’s posts from the previous week, some Apple News, and some things that are coming soon on the site.

In this week’s Rundown, we look back at:

  • Rumors of Apple looking at purchasing Disney
  • Enabling Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices on your Apple devices
  • The PaperLike screen cover for the iPad Pro from Kickstarter
  • The ProBack 12.9″ iPad Pro cover that holds and charges the Apple Pencil from Kickstarter

A couple of specials on our Deals site:

  • Private Internet Access VPN from London Trust Media
  • 2-in-1 Lightning to Headphone Jack Charging Adapter from Sky Innovations

Some Apple News:

  • A few current iPad Pro rumors
  • Apple’s purchase of the Clive Davis Documentary for Apple Music

And some items coming up on the site:

  • eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertable Junior Travel Bag Review
  • Carved Wood Power Bank and Acorn Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway
  • iOS 11 Wishlist- Taking Siri Seriously

If you have any questions or comments, either on the Rundown, or things you would like to see covered on the site in the future, feel free to let me know. Thank you for tuning in, and see you next week!

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