Don't compare Apple's HomePod to Amazon's Echo
Apple is consciously avoiding direct competition with its obvious rivals.
Surprise! The HomePod actually sounds incredible
Apple wants the HomePod to feel like a speaker first, assistant second.
Apple brings multiroom speaker support to HomeKit with AirPlay 2
Apple has many of the world's biggest speaker makers on board, too.
What to expect from Apple at WWDC 2017
Software updates may be the least important news this year.
Apple reportedly begins production of its Siri speaker
But it will be a while before you can buy one.
Amazon Echo supports iCloud calendars ahead of rumored Siri speaker
It's a welcome addition with convenient timing.
B&O hides high-end speakers in hexagonal wall art
Behind the flashy design is some pretty elaborate audio equipment.
Amazon Echo gets its own 'Saturday Night Live' skit
The smart speaker has truly hit the big time.
Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered Echo rival makes Skype calls
The Invoke speaker also lets users play music and control their smart home.