Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is shown to the media. Photo: AP

Apple launches US$350 HomePod smart speaker today, but it’s late, lacks connectivity, and is priced at a premium

Three years after the Amazon Echo debuted, the HomePod has a lot of catching up to do. Apple is talking up its sound quality, but rivals are improving theirs, and the price tag will make it a test of brand value

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Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is shown to the media. Photo: AP
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