El HomePod se lanzaría “en 4 o 6 semanas” según las primeras estimaciones
Everything seems to indicate that Apple will keep its promise and soon we will see the HomePod in the main markets of the world. Although we don’t have an exact date yet, the Taipei Times indicated that, according to sources close to the issue, the supplier Inventec would have already sent an order for 1 million units of the smart speaker .
The companies Inventec and Hon Hai, which are responsible for manufacturing the HomePod, suffered a delay in production last November, which made us think that the arrival of the device would be further away than expected. “The delay in the commissioning of HomePod was caused by the fine-tuning of software and hardware integration “ , indicated a source in the HomePod supply chain to the Taipei Times.
In addition to this information, MacRumors assures that, according to the newspaper, Inventec does not expect to obtain large revenues from the product at first, as the initial shipment is not very large . Despite the fact that we are only talking about 1 million HomePods at the moment, sources close to the issue expect shipments by the end of the year to exceed 11 million units.
This new rumor from the Taipei Times coincides with the predictions that were released a week ago, when the firm GBH assured that we could have the HomePod in stores in 4 or 6 weeks , which coincides with the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.