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Apple Scrapping HomePod Pro After Four Years Of Lousy Sales

Most people have never even heard of Apple’s HomePod smart speaker, and that’s the problem. So Apple has decided to discontinue the product — the second big invention it has decided to kill off in a week.

On March 8, Apple officials said they were also ceasing production on the iMac Pro after current supplies run out.

As for the HomePod, Apple told TechCrunch it is being scrapped in favor of the cheaper HomePod Mini. The Mini costs $99, compared to $350 for the Pro.

“The original HomePod was announced in 2017 and hit shelves in early 2018. It was Apple’s first attempt at high-end audio and its answer to popular products like the Amazon Echo and Google Home,” Business Insider reported. “But the device never became a hit with consumers, capturing only a sliver of the smart speaker market likely due to its limited capabilities and high price point.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at Hoopswire.com, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.

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  1. Bring back the ipod and itunes store and I’ll be interested in Apple again. Otherwise they are just a streaming service company with well made, but not overly innovative tech. At least their stuff back in the day was innovative and even at the end of its production, the ipod was still better than any of its competition.

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