Apple’s HomePod is a ninth many renouned intelligent orator indication in a United States, according to an online consult of 1,011 intelligent orator users conducted by investigate organisation Strategy Analytics in Jul and August.
The tip 8 positions are hold by several Amazon Echo and Google Home models in a Strategy Analytics rankings. The customary Amazon Echo tops a list with an estimated 23 percent share of a U.S. commissioned bottom of intelligent speakers, while a HomePod is estimated to have usually 4 percent marketplace share.
- Amazon Echo: 23%
- Amazon Echo Dot: 21%
- Google Home: 8%
- Google Home Mini: 7%
- Amazon Echo Plus: 5%
- Amazon Echo Spot: 4%
- Amazon Echo Show: 4%
- Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition: 4%
- Apple HomePod : 4%
- Google Home Max: 2%
Apple does not divulge HomePod sales in a quarterly gain results. In August, Strategy Analytics estimated that HomePod shipments totaled 700,000 units in a second entertain of 2018, giving Apple a roughly 6 percent share of a worldwide intelligent orator marketplace during a time.
While a HomePod might have usually a single-digit share of a altogether market, Strategy Analytics common information final month indicating that Apple accounts for 70 percent of a tiny though flourishing $200-plus intelligent orator market, commanding competing products such as a Google Home Max and a accumulation of Sonos speakers.
That information shouldn’t come as most of a surprise, as Amazon Echo and Google Home models are frequently labelled as low as $49, since a HomePod retails for $349. Apple has marketed a HomePod as a reward orator that also has Siri, as against to a personal partner that also plays music.
It’s also value observant that a HomePod usually launched this past February, dual to 3 years after a biggest competitors. Today, a HomePod is accessible in a United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, and Germany, with sales set to start in Mexico and Spain on Friday.
Back in April, well-connected Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo pronounced Apple was “mulling” a “low-cost version” of a HomePod, presumably in a form of a Siri-enabled Beats speaker. The standing of those skeleton is unclear.