Apple pulls the OG HomePod plug to 'focus' on the more popular HomePod mini

Apple isn’t exactly known for taking unnecessary risks on emerging technologies and immature product categories, but even by those standards, came a little late to market, going on sale more than three years after Amazon’s first-gen Echo.

By the time the $350 HomePod was commercially released, the unexpectedly popular OG Echo had already received a direct sequel, as well as multiple spin-offs of various sizes, prices, and form factors. Of course, none of Amazon’s Alexa-controlled smart speakers (or even smart displays) were quite as costly as Apple’s high-end Siri-powered device, …
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