I had a really high hopes for Apple's speaker when it was first rumoured. And after introduction of HomePod, it didn't match any of my expectations. Based on a sneak peek that Apple provided, HomePod is a supposedly good audio speaker with built-in Siri, HomeKit, AirPlay and nothing else. I was expecting that this speaker would have a built-in battery so I can take it wherever I travel. But it looks like it's been designed to stay permanently plugged-in at home. Then I'm raising the question: Why am I supposed to buy HomePod instead of Apple TV that does all of those things, plus a lot more that I just plug into my existing stereo? HomePod is not a replacement for a home stereo as it looks like it doesn't have any AUX ports or Bluetooth for it to connect to non-Airplay devices like smart TVs. I'm very disappointed with HomePod and I hope it won't turn out to be a failure for Apple like iPod Hi-Fi was.