HomePod HomePod Longevity

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by cap7ainclu7ch, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. cap7ainclu7ch macrumors 6502

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    So I was thinking the other day that when you invest in most high quality speakers, you are pretty much guaranteed to be able to use them for a very very long time with pretty much any input that you desire. With ever-changing wireless protocols and technology, is the HomePod going to be able to be used with an iPhone made 6 or 7 years from now? Are the newer wireless technologies going to have backwards compatibility? I'm loving the sound quality but the thought of having an "outdated" speaker down the road is a bit of a bummer seeing as good sound is good sound.
     
  2. Herbit macrumors newbie

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    The Airplay protocol was reverse engineered, so this will be available even if Apple stops the Siri support.
     
  3. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    Only time will tell what Apple devices will work with a HomePod in a couple years. Hope the HomePod fares better than the iPod HiFi! However - keep in mind that you can easily spend way more on a set of high-end speakers than a single HomePod would cost. In terms of high-end audio devices and prices the sky is the limit.
     
  4. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    This is certainly something to consider. I bought my 5.1 speakers with the knowledge that they'd be good for at least a decade easily, if not two. HomePod on the other hand will almost certainly be obsolete long before my speakers need replaced.
     

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