Here’s How The HomePod’s First Day Sales Stack Up Against Its Competitors
The Siri-powered smart speaker lived most of its time under hype. HomePod is the first product that Apple launched in 2018 to the general public. Now that it is here, we have a hunch how it did in terms of sales compared to its competitors. NPD Group has shared some data which details the first-day pre-order sales of the smart speaker in contrast to the Google Home Max and Sonos One. So let's dive in to see some more details on how Apple's HomePod stacked up against the first-day sales number of Google Home Max and Sonos One.
HomePod's First Day Sales Were Higher Than Google Home Max And Sonos One
As we have mentioned earlier, we have a slight hunch how Apple's HomePod performed in terms of its first day sales. However, we do not have any exact details on how many pre-orders Apple received on day one. With all thanks to Apple's special marketing techniques, HomePod sales were higher than that of the Google Home Max and Sonos One as well.
However, Amazon's dot Echo received more pre-orders than Apple's smart speaker on the first day. However, this was written as the Amazon Echo dot is only priced at $39 in the United States while the HomePod costs $349. So the law of demand basically suggests right for the Amazon Echo dot.
In terms of any official details from Apple, there are no exact numbers shared. Furthermore, the smart speaker also did not sell out completely within the first few minutes of its pre-orders going live. This is something that's not like Apple. One could easily get the HomePod smart speaker from Apple's retail stores on day one.
As for what the HomePod smart speaker is capable of, it delivers a pretty good sound. However, the same can not be said about the Siri capabilities of the speaker as it is only limited to Apple Music and not any other music streaming app. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details.
This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the HomePod scoring more sales compared to Google Home Max and Sonos One? Share your views in the comments
News Source: NPD