Brian Heater for TechCrunch:
A spokesperson told TechCrunch, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018.”
On the last two Fatherboard episodes, I speculated this might be the case since we hadn’t heard anything more from Apple on a release date.
This isn’t one of those must-have-on-day-one products, so I doubt there will be any backlash in Apple taking the time to get it right. Furthermore, delaying past the holiday shopping season speaks volumes on how much they care about their products. They don’t want to rush something out that is unfinished.
Still crickets on that iMac Pro, though…