The HomePod digs into the smart speaker market, as Tim Cook dubs it the first 'modern' one22
From the folks that brought us endless fun comparing Apple's new HomePod smarts to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, now comes a more scientific research which follows the market share that said HomePod managed to carve out after its launch on February 9th.
It turns out that Apple's smart $349 speaker already has 3% of the growing market just two weeks after launch. Given that Google and Amazon are saturating the industry with 50-buck speakers, and even less on promotion, this is no small feat.
As to what people are using their smart speakers most for, that's music, unsurprisingly, followed by weather disclosures and general questions. Apple has certainly mastered the first two categories with the HomePod, and, while poor Siri is intellectually challenged compared to Google's Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, it's still the new kid on the playground, and it's inevitable to play catchup to the big AI boys.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook just sat down for an interview, and had the following to say to the naysayers who dub the HomePod a "metoo" product: