Apple HomePod claims modest 6 percent share of 66 million US smart speaker market

Even though Apple released its first (and so far only) smart speaker more than a year after the original Google Home made its commercial debut, which itself came far behind the first Amazon Echo generation, the HomePod was widely expected to quickly gain traction.

Due largely to ever-growing competition from a slew of low-cost Echos and Google Home variations, that hasn’t happened yet, and according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), it’s unlikely to happen until Apple decides to expand the HomePod family.
The latest CIRP survey of 500 US-based smart speaker …

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