HomePod is a smart speaker developed by Apple Inc.. Announced on 5 June 2017, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, its launch was later delayed from December 2017 to early 2018. Apple began taking orders on 26 January 2018, and formally released it on 9 February that year.
Designed to accompany other Apple devices such as the iPhone and Mac, the HomePod is designed to work with the Apple Music subscription service. It incorporates beamforming and eight speakers and is sold in two colors: White and Space Gray.
The HomePod received mixed reviews: it was praised for its design and sound quality compared to other speakers of its price, and criticized for lack of third-party support and high price compared to other smart speakers. Additionally, the silicone base on the bottom of the device was found to occasionally damage wooden surfaces. As of August 2018, the HomePod had sold an estimated 1 to 3 million units.