Today’s the official launch day of the HomePod, Apple’s new Siri-powered smart speaker. As of now, the HomePod is available in all three launch countries — the United States, UK, and Australia.
The first orders have gone out to customers who purchased a HomePod starting on January 26, and Apple retail stores also have plenty of supply for walk-in purchases.
We picked up a couple of HomePods this morning, and MacRumors videographer Dan has spent the last few hours testing out the sound quality, the Siri integration, the HomeKit controls, the touch gesture integration, and more.
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Although longer and more in-depth reviews for Apple’s smart speaker, the HomePod, have not yet been published, a few websites have gotten the chance to spend an hour or so with the speaker and have been sharing their experiences this week.
At Digital Trends, Julian Chokkattu liked the unassuming design of the HomePod, noting that „it’s easy to miss… because it makes no effort at standing out.“ This should make it easier for the HomePod to blend in with any room’s decor, according to Chokkattu.
In terms of sound, he got to listen to upwards of five songs from various genres at a volume of about 65 percent, and concluded that it [...]
Alongside the launch of the iMac Pro last Thursday, Apple introduced a new version of Final Cut Pro X, the company’s video editing software aimed at professionals.
We went hands-on with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.4 update in our latest video to highlight the new features you can expect to see.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Final Cut Pro X 10.4 introduces 360º VR video editing with the ability to connect a headset, support for HDR, and new color tools like new color wheels with integrated sliders for adjusting parameters like hue, saturation, and brightness, color curves for ultra-fine adjustments, an eyedropper for sampling parts [...]
The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video app for the Apple TV finally debuted today after a wait that spanned six months since it was first teased at WWDC.
Apple’s set-top box is one of the last platforms to support the Amazon Prime Video app, which is now available on third, fourth, and fifth-generation Apple TV models. We spent the afternoon checking out the new app for a hands-on look at its feature set.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. If you’ve used the Amazon Prime Video app on an iOS device or on another platform like a console, the interface will be immediately familiar, organized into sections that include Originals, [...]