If you’ve been hyped to pick up Apple’s introductory entry into the smart home speaker market this holiday season prepare to be disappointed. According to a statement the company is sending to different media outlets, the HomePod has been delayed until early 2018.

The full statement can be read below.

We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it’s ready for our customers. We’ll start shipping in the US, UK, and Australia in early 2018.

Considering Apple didn’t share any details as to why they need to delay the HomePod, a few guesses have risen. One popular one seems to be the fact that the company may need more time to work on the device’s software. Others say there may be some hardware-specific errors that need more time to resolve. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope the speaker gets on the market soon.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

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