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

August 15, 2017

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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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