As shortly as HomePod hit, it seemed apparent that a competitors in this space faced certain challenges.
For Apple, a biggest plea seemed to be to develop Siri to be as good as or improved than Alexa in all functions that Alexa does with one of these products.
For Amazon, a biggest plea was updating a peculiarity of a orator to be as good or improved than a (apparent superior) orator peculiarity in HomePod.
Now contemplate this: that plea seems easiest to realize?
In other words, how comparatively formidable will it be for Apple to fast develop Siri to be improved than Alexa to assistance clear a HomePod cost vs. how tough will it be for Amazon to change a speaker? And note a latter could change a orator and assign upwards of double+ their (oft-run sale) cost and still be labelled almost reduce than HomePod.
The sorcery in Apple being means to authority an Apple reward is always in a software, not a hardware. In this case, we predict Amazon being means to match+ a peculiarity of sound of HomePod AND significantly undercut HomePod’s price… or even spin 2+ Alexa 2s/Pros for a cost of 1 HomePod.
This is same to a long-term thought of an Apple Television. We all know Apple would have sourced a row from Samsung, LG or similar. And those suppliers would substantially put a accurate same row in their own-branded “case” labelled but Apple’s margin. Nobody could make an evidence that a Apple-branded chronicle of that TV had a higher design since a row would be a accurate same panel. So what might clear a Apple markup? (Maybe) a singular program that would be exclusively accessible in a Apple version?
So behind to topic. If one buys a above, it seems a plea for Apple is to make Siri higher to Alexa in how it is used with this kind of product. Else, Amazon, Google, etc are all good able of convention a same or improved hardware and pricing it reduce than Apple. And if Amazon, Google, etc program is generally deemed superior, HomePod is going to be challenged to win over a non-fanatic masses.
That’s no Apple conflict or putdown- only fundamentally indicating out that it appears Apple is perplexing to justify a Apple cost on a hardware advantage (that is not nonetheless objectively accurate in a field). Yet Apple traditionally “wins” support for Apple pricing with higher (and exclusive) software. Putting a improved orator into this kind of product is substantially as tough as putting improved speakers in place of a bureau ones in a cars. IMO, a plea for Apple to “win” during about triple a (oft-sale) pricing of competitors is in creation Siri jump good forward of a subsequent era Siri’s owned by a competition. If they don’t do that, afterwards it seems it’s a compare of who will sell allied hardware for less… a diversion that Apple seems to be incompetent to ever win since Apple loves it’s fat margins. Amazon, Google, etc tend to trade domain for share… only as PCs did vs. a technically-superior Macs prolonged ago.