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HomePod supply will likely be extremely limited at launch, Foxconn to ramp up 2018 production

August 15, 2017


In addition to answering more questions about an unreleased iPhone than we ever thought possible, Apple’s Amazon Echo-contending HomePod will probably make headlines of its own over the next few months as it closes in on a still-distant December rollout.

Reportedly manufactured by Taiwan-based ODM Inventec to start with, the Siri-powered smart speaker should beef up its production capacity next year, as Foxconn is expected to join the assembly line.

Until then however, only a limited number of these $349 a pop voice-controlled devices may end up in consumer hands (and living rooms), as confirmed by the President of Inventec’s appliances subsidiary.

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