Apple is going to discontinue production of its first HomePod smart speaker and will focus on sales of its mini version. This is reported by our foreign colleagues.
Unveiled four years ago, the original HomePod speaker will soon be discontinued, according to insiders. Such messages appeared on the web after the HomePod in dark gray colors disappeared from sale in the Apple Store in the United States. This was soon confirmed by Apple officials, who said the HomePod would be available for purchase from Apple’s online store and Apple retail outlets until stock runs out.
Sources point out that the HomePod has never sold well due to its high price tag. At the time of launch, Apple’s first smart speaker was offered for $ 350, but soon Apple had to drop the price to $ 299 to stimulate demand. However, this did not help either — HomePod sales have always been significantly lower compared to competitors.