Has HomePod flopped like the iPhone X and Apple Watch?

From On the HomePod’s Supposed “Lagging Sales”  posted Thursday on BirchTree by Matt Birchler:

I have been saying for months that the HomePod is too expensive and is focusing on features that don’t appeal to a mass market…[but] let’s not jump to conclusions just yet.

iPhone X “failure”:

Apple Watch “failure”:

My take: Good use of claim chowder. Wish I’d thought of it.

See also: HomePod heavyweights: Dilger vs Gurman


  1. David Drinkwater said:
    I hope the HomePod can be as much of a failure as the Apple Watch in (checks Apple Watch) about three years.

    April 13, 2018
  2. Ken Cheng said:
    You could have added the AirPods as a “failure” as well. Of course, as a high-end speaker, it should be a success; but as a smart assistant, it’s probably a failure. That’d be a problem only if the HomePod were just a smart assistant, which it isn’t.

    April 13, 2018
  3. Gianfranco Pedron said:
    As far was I know the HomePod is only available in the US, UK and Australia for the time being. It’s supposed to be released in France and Germany this spring.

    Kind of premature to call success/failure but as long as writers rely on clicks to pay for groceries we’ll continue to see poorly researched, incomplete stories which only serve as frames on which to hang a spectacular headlines.

    April 13, 2018

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