Apple's HomePod officially went on sale Friday. It arrived later than originally planned, so Apple could fix all the bugs. Was the wait worth it? According to some critics, the HomePod just doesn't carry the same stature as some of Apple's other products.
Wired U.K. thinks the HomePod has great sound, but the device just isn't that "smart." CNBC also compliments the sound of the HomePod but says that just purchasing a Sonos is a better deal. Brian Chen of the New York Times simply suggests that you don't go rush out to buy the HomePod.
"But Siri on HomePod is embarrassingly inadequate, even though that is the primary way you interact with it. Siri is sorely lacking in capabilities compared with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant"
"What good is 'superior' listening skills if it can't answer many of the questions?" asks Jasvncnt.
"Since the HomePod is targeting the Apple ecosystem they will expect to get away with this performance. A big miss for 6 years of development and even with initial launch," says Wags, who echoes a lot of commenters who think that Apple just decided to not put in much effort this time around.
The HomePod has become somewhat of a joke on Twitter.