Kampani anachedwa, £ 319 anzeru wokamba anamanga monga nyimbo woyamba opanda zingwe wokamba kuti kungakhale mawu womwe kudzera mtsikana wotchedwa Siri
Apulo ndi kuchedwa £ 319 HomePod anzeru wokamba potsiriza kupezeka kugula Lachisanu mu UK, US ndi Australia.
The 17.8cm wamtali HomePod ndi atamanga monga nyimbo woyamba opanda zingwe wokamba kuti akhoza lizilamuliridwa ndi mawu ntchito Apple ndi mtsikana wotchedwa Siri wothandizira, amene akhoza ku- zakale, zikumbutso, onani nyengo ndi kulamulira zipangizo anzeru kunyumba.
"Iwo umabweretsa patsogolo umisiri zomvetsera ngati tweeters mtengo-n'kupanga, mkulu-ulendowu woofer ndi zodziwikiratu kuzindikira okhudza malo, pamodzi ndi lonse Apple Music m'ndandanda ndi atsopano mtsikana wotchedwa Siri nzeru, mu losavuta, beautiful design that is so much fun to use,” said Philip Schiller, Apulo ndi mkulu wachiwiri kwa mtsogoleri wa malonda padziko lonse.
The HomePod was announced in June to ship before the end of 2017, but Apple was forced to delay shipping in November as the product needed more work. Apple could only watch as Amazon got an over three-year head start with the Echo – while Google’s Home is 14 months old – and it now has some catching up to do.
Ben Wood, chief of research at CCS Insight, anati: “This is a critically important device for Apple given the significant head start Amazon and Google have in this area.
“HomePod needs to quickly be much more than a high-end audio speaker and the hub for Apple’s smart home ambitions with HomeKit.”
The HomePod amathandiza Apple a Music kusonkhana utumiki ndi malangizo laibulale iTunes, koma kuthandiza msika mtsogoleri Spotify kapena kupikisana zina nyimbo amakhalabe kukayika. Ofanana ndi mpikisano, Apple akuti HomePods awiri angagwiritsidwe ntchito mu kasinthidwe sitiriyo, pamene HomePods angapo angagwiritsidwe ntchito Mipikisano chipinda zomvetsera kubwezeretsa, koma pambuyo pomwe chifukwa Patapita chaka chino.
Mirroring nsembe Amazon ndi Google, ndi HomePod adzamvera kunja kwa "Hei, Mtsikana wotchedwa Siri "Rute mawu, pamaso akukhamukira mafunso mawu Apple kuchitapo kanthu. Zidzakhala amatha kudziletsa zipangizo anzeru kunyumba amene amathandiza dongosolo Apple a HomeKit, kukoka mutu ku BBC, Sky News ndi LBC, komanso kugwiritsidwa ntchito ngati speakerphone ndi iPhone.
Siri will also be able to send messages via third-party apps such as WhatsApp, and take notes in apps such as Evernote. But doubts remain over how well Apple’s voice assistant will function, as it is widely seen as lagging far behind Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant in both voice recognition and capability.
The HomePod will be available in store on 9 February in white or space grey. Apple says the HomePod will work with devices running iOS 11.2.5 kapena patapita, ruling out the iPhone 5 or older devices.
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