Apple discontinues the HomePod to focus on the HomePod mini

Apple decides to discontinue the HomePod and focus squarely on the HomePod mini which has been a best seller.

Apple has made the decision to abandon and discontinue the original HomePod after four years. He has confirmed it through a statement made to TechCrunch, at a strange time of the week: a Friday and also in the afternoon. They will continue to make and sell the HomePod Mini.

The HomePod mini has been a hit since its release last fall, offering great sound, a smart voice assistant, and smart home automation control for just $ 99. We will focus our efforts on this product.

We have made the decision to discontinue the original HomePod, which will be available until the stock available on our website and authorized stores run out. Apple will offer software and service updates to equipment owners through Apple Care.

I think it is a serious mistake. The HomePods are hands down some of the best quality speakers I've heard for the price. Maybe that was always the problem. It is difficult to sell very good sound unless you are a specialized brand that reaches a consumer who already knows and assumes that they are expensive products.

In my review, I was totally amazed at the capabilities of the device and from an engineering point of view, something to admire. The team responsible for the product worked for five years to achieve such a level of sound quality in that size and shape. Maybe the $ 349 price was too much. Apple eventually lowered it to $ 300, but it wasn't enough.

The HomePod mini will keep going

Apple will focus its efforts on the HomePod mini, which will continue to be manufactured and sold

Much of the technology created for the HomePod is now in the HomePod mini, which has a very high value for money, offering very good sound at a minimum size for just $ 99. We can also experience it today on the AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.

It gives me a tremendous shame. I have personally purchased several original HomePods over the years, which fill my home with music like no other speaker for that price and size has been capable of. Perhaps they have only been rivaled by the Sonos Play 5.

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