I get why the iPhone doesn't have a 3.5mm Jack, and I can make sense of it because I've never used it. I love wireless headphones with my phone, it just makes sense not to be tied to something when you want to be out. I can even understand why the HomePod doesn't have a 3.5mm jack, Apple want to control the sound via digital.... but surely optical could have been the way to go? Whatever... The biggest killer for me though, there is no support for Bluetooth, something that every Apple product has. It straight away locks this to Apple products (The EU will have a field day with their anti competitive practises) and that's not the worst part, for me I want Bluetooth because Airplay is downright bad. Bluetooth is seamless on my Apple products, but Airplay is so annoying to have to constantly switch connections. Then you have the fact is has like a 2 second delay... that one thing kills it entirely. I tried to use my current speaker (which supports Airplay) with my Mac, it's impossible as the audio is so far behind. So luckily I can use Bluetooth and it's perfect, it's not just my Speaker, this is a worldwide Airplay problem. I don't get why they'd make the controls so restrictive on the top, they have screen space and don't use it. Instead we're still tapping away at this massive thing, it's not like they're AirPods.... which btw I don't get why I cannot double and triple tap to go back and forth, I can only set it to do one or the other. So you then have to use Siri, which sucks... it never gets anything I say right "Set Volume to 70%" - me "okay calling Dean" - Siri....... You always have to talk slow and clearly, it doesn't understand any Nouns or anything in context. It's why I always turn Siri off and just type, it's faster that way.... plus the button on the side of the iPhone X always sets Siri off for some reason. I love Macs and iPhones, I even love my Watch, they all have annoying Apple problems... but the good outweighs the bad. However this is the first Apple product that is just completely useless for everything but one situation, which is casually listening to Apple Music at home. I have a subscription for 6 months to Apple Music with my phone, I don't even use it because I think it is plain bad. It's like all Apple's software lately, it feels half baked, needlessly complicated because they've tried to make it too simplified, and buggy. I'd really be in the market for a HomePod that has Bluetooth, so I can Stereo them with my TV (I don't use Apple TV anymore as it's bad) and so I can use them when gaming. I want them for music as well, but they need to do a whole lot more than just Apple Music to have value for me. I can go buy any other Speaker and not have the restrictions.... I have a Naim Mu-So and I love how flexible it is, I can use it in every situation... but sadly they don't allow you to Stereo two of them so I really need to get something else.