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Obtuse1
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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they may not want to poke the bear..while sonos enjoys a healthy lead on all-comers, someone is going to give them a run for their money at some point.


I have a feeling Sonos gets bought within the next two years. If I were to guess regarding the most likely buyer it would be Sound United.


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CAD703X
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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Apple sponsored? Apple isn't paying these people to write these reviews.


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Obviously he is somebody because Apple invited him out to California to get hands on time with the HomePod.


Image: http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/08/lol-duck.gif


colorchangintiger
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Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
28982 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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Obviously he is somebody because Apple invited him out to California to get hands on time with the HomePod.


If I invite you to my house does that mean I'm paying you for friendship?


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IllegalPete
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Member since Oct 2017
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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WTF do I need HomePod for? What does it accomplish?



In case your Google assistant, Siri, and Alexa all fail at once the NSA is still able to collect all of the conversations in your house.


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Neauxla
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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while sonos enjoys a healthy lead on all-comers, someone is going to give them a run for their money at some point.
yamaha is chasing them with music cast


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kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
I doubt this one comment will change the way Apple intends to do business.


GFunk
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Member since Feb 2011
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
Not that I have a dog in the fight...My smart home assistant of choice is Alexa...

But this is an interesting review...

LINK /


CAD703X
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52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
very first sentence
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Apple’s HomePod is easily the best sounding mainstream smart speaker ever.


brought to you by:

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Matthew Panzarino has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem.


other non-biased articles by Distinguished Apple Fellow, Matthew include such hits as:

- Nike ramps up membership benefits with Apple Music, ClassPass and Headspace unlocks for app users

- Apple’s iMac Pro is a love letter to developers

- Apple’s augmented reality tool kit can now detect walls and 2D images in beta

- Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running ‘slower’ (where, 'surprise' he defends apple with the zeal of a prvada employee)

- Review: The iPhone X Goes To Disneyland <-- hard hitting tech journalism at its VERY best!

- Apple’s new privacy page drives home its product security advantage





you sure this isn't the head of apple's PR team?
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Duckismyspiritanimal
Oregon Fan
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Member since Apr 2017
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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other non-biased articles by Distinguished Apple Fellow, Matthew include such hits as


Literally every reviewer has said that the HomePod has done revolutionary things in now burgeoning field of computational audio. And every reviewer has maligned the integration with Spotify and third-party services or commented on the shortcomings of Siri. The consensus of reviewers have said the speaker on pure sound is competitive with most every sub-$1000 bookshelf speaker.

The reviews on the experience of the HomePod is mixed. The reviews on purely the hardware of it are unanimously favorable.

What Hi-fi
The Verge

QED
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Apple’s HomePod is easily the best sounding mainstream smart speaker ever.



CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
once again apple circles the wagons making their smart speaker only work if you own apple products already.

that's pretty shitty for a smart SPEAKER to only work with apple hardware. its just music.

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TigerWise
USA Fan
In CAD's head
Member since Sep 2010
33337 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
So it won't FULLY integrate with Wink?


Duckismyspiritanimal
Oregon Fan
Portland, OR
Member since Apr 2017
16 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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once again apple circles the wagons making their smart speaker only work if you own apple products already.

that's pretty shitty for a smart SPEAKER to only work with apple hardware. its just music.



To be pedantic, a HomePod can play music from other music services including Spotify from any iOS device. Music can be played from iTunes on any Windows PC. (An iOS device is necessary for setup)

Irregardless, there are tangible benefits to living in an ecosystem where a single manufacturer creates and supports products to integrate together, despite not supporting many or any third parties. But, the products and services have to be good enough for a company to be able to make such an argument for ecosystem Lock-in. I for one embrace our Cupertino overlords.


CAD703X
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Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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So it won't FULLY integrate with Wink?


you'll have to ask apple about that


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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To be pedantic, a HomePod can play music from other music services including Spotify from any iOS device. Music can be played from iTunes on any Windows PC. (An iOS device is necessary for setup)



and how do you connect to those services? its no problem to always go track down a PC and fire it up to change the station? this is a no-win use case period unless you can fit a windows laptop in your back pocket.

as far as the bold part goes, how do you update your speaker firmware or fix issues?

you can't do shite with this speaker without a full on apple ecosystem to support it.
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CAD703X
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re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
downvote for speaking about the facts.

just like an apple 'tard.


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TigerWise
USA Fan
In CAD's head
Member since Sep 2010
33337 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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you can't do shite with this speaker without a full on apple ecosystem to support it.


What else do I need for it to work with my iPhone ?


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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What else do I need for it to work with my iPhone ?


well...nothing. unless you ever misplace the iphone or the battery dies.

then of course your speaker will just sit there and stare at you blankly.


colorchangintiger
Houston Astros Fan
Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
28982 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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What else do I need for it to work with my iPhone ?


Well, electricity for starters. And an internet connection. And wifi. Just like those California Capitalists to FORCE you to use things like electricity and wifi to make their product even useable!!! So I have to schedule the power company and an ISP to hook me up to the grid so they can just bend me over a barrel every month? This is complete bullshite!
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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
52494 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
your troll job was too slow; i already owned you one post up


colorchangintiger
Houston Astros Fan
Dan Carlin
Member since Nov 2005
28982 posts

re: Sonos Trolling Apple Home Pod Release
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unless you ever misplace the iphone or the battery dies. then of course your speaker will just sit there and stare at you blankly.


Yeah, one of my buddies that has electricity is now telling me it goes out sometimes? WTF am I even considering giving these people my money?


Seriously though, iOS device is only required for first time set up. After that you can control it via Siri.


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