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Here's How Apple's New HomePod Speaker and iMac Pro Look in Person

Following the WWDC 2017 keynote today in San Jose, Apple invited members of the media for some hands on time with HomePod, its new Siri-enabled smart speaker and hub for controlling HomeKit accessories.

CNET has shared a gallery of HomePod pictures that provides a close-up look at the speaker, which looks somewhat like a smaller Mac Pro covered in a seamless mesh fabric. It'll be available in White and Space Gray.


The top of the HomePod has a glossy finish with Siri colors glowing in the center. Since it's designed for home use, the HomePod doesn't have a battery, so it must be plugged into a wall outlet or other power source at all times.


Meanwhile, Engadget has shared a gallery of iMac Pro pictures that show the all-in-one desktop computer in its stealthy new Space Gray finish, accompanied by a color-matched Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad.


Apple said both the HomePod and iMac Pro will be available in December for $349 and $4,999 respectively.

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9 months ago

$349 for the speaker is ridiculous.

The regular Echo can be had for $149 and the Echo Show which has a goddamn screen and speaker is $249.

If HomePod is on par with Sonos, it's not a ridiculous price at all. Actually, it's a bargain.
Rating: 28 Votes
9 months ago
It's been years, probably a decade since I was genuinely wowed by an Apple event. All those new Macs! Pro Macs coming.. with real GPUs.. It was like back when I was a youngling (sniff)

Awesome event, look forward to the iMac Pro and Mac Pro.
Rating: 25 Votes
9 months ago
It's not a bad looking design. But I'm immediately turned off by the all-fabric enclosure. Regardless of whether you get black or white, this thing is going to be very hard to clean, and will definitely show dust, even with regular maintenance. I wonder if the enclosure can be completely removed to wash -- that would improve things considerably? I'd prefer something more like the Harman Kardon Aura, which Apple used to carry in their stores. Its amazing actually how similar those products are, from a straight-up sound perspective. The HK reminds me of an early 2000s-looking Apple design.

Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago
Finally, the dark keyboard. White one looks tired now, and gets really grubby looking quickly.
Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago
$349 for the speaker is ridiculous.

The regular Echo can be had for $149 and the Echo Show which has a goddamn screen and speaker is $249.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 months ago
So what happens when you are in the same room with a HomePod and lots of other iDevices when you say Hey Siri.
Which answers?
Rating: 11 Votes
9 months ago
Interesting how the HomePod rumors were true in terms of the shape of the device.

The iMac Pro looks AMAZING. I have no need for that, but my 2010 21.5" is definitely lacking on a lot of this newer technology. Glad they updated the regular iMacs.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago


Going for the HAL 9000 look.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago
iMac Pro looks excellent and is a strong return to the Pro market. I can't help but feel that forcing me to use that display is a rip off though.
Not being totally ungrateful - lots of encouraging things today - but I really don't want to spend an extra $2000+ when I already have many monitors that suit my needs.

Lets hope the fabled modular Mac Pro and a return of the Mini are on the horizon.

I'd pay $3000+ for the iMac Pro internals - I just can't bring myself to spend the rest for the 5K display - not every professional needs it.
Rating: 10 Votes
9 months ago


Here's how it looks for real… imagine if these two mated...
Rating: 9 Votes

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