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One of Apple suppliers began shipping the first batch of HomePod

Inventec, one of the main suppliers, the company will ship about one million speakers, the edition of the Taipei Times.

The Apple is evenly distributed between the HomePod manufacturing Hon Hai Precision and Inventec. Begin shipments may indicate the start of sales until the end of January or in early February. Apple originally planned to start sales at the end of 2017. However, in November, the manufacturer said that it takes a bit more time before the company will be able to produce HomePod to the General public.

The report also States that until the end of 2018, will be shipped about 10-12 million units. According to the publication, the delay in production was caused by configuring software and hardware bundles. HomePod will be sold first in the US, UK and Australia. It is expected that the markets of other countries column will debut in 2018 and later.

“Smart” column Apple HomePod was announced at the conference for developers WWDC 2017. Representatives of the company promised that the device will cost $ 349 and will go on sale in December 2017, but the exact date is not reported.

HomePod is a music column, developed by Apple. Unlike competitors Amazon Echo and Google Home, she has the best technical characteristics. HomePod is able to play music from Apple Music service, manage gadgets for the smart home with HomeKit support to execute certain commands.

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