HomePod Anyone think HomePod will still be supported following the release of HomePod 2?

shenfrey

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Just curious as i just ordered one today and the last thing I want is for HomePod 2 to come out this September/October and the one I just bought is EOL.
 

bbednarz

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I cannot see the HomePod being replaced anytime soon. I can see them adding in other versions, a max and a mini or something along those lines. I'm not sure what they can really do to improve it. The sound is great and the A8 chip inside it is more than enough power for the foreseeable future.
 

gwhizkids

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Yeah, but that's not a legally actionable wrong...
I think that may depend on how you define “support”. If it includes security updates, it might.

But Apple is never going to do that. It will probably provide firmware (iOS / HomePodOS) updates to gen 1 for at least 3 years after they discontinue it, just like everything they sell and discontinue.

So probably a moot point and discussion all the way around.

O/P, rest assured, you will be supported for a long time if you buy the model on sale now.
 

xraydoc

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I suspect any updates to HomePod will be virtually silent -- Apple will (eventually) update the CPU or make small design tweaks but won't make a big deal about it and just refer to it as HomePod (summer 2020) or something like that.

I kind of want one, but I think my wife would get annoyed at yet another voice-activated assistant that doesn't do what she wants anyway... Alexa for some reason never answers her correctly (I think it must be something odd regarding a combination of the pitch of her voice, the microphones, the location of the device, etc., because it works fine for me), and she hasn't really taken to using the Google Home mini ("Alexa..." is kind of second nature; "Hey Google..." I guess for her is extra work).