The Cupertino-based tech company Apple has finally unveiled its HomePod in a statement on Tuesday. The Siri-powered smart speaker is now actively used by over half billion devices across the globe.
By the numbers: How many Siri-powered devices across the globe?
Apple said the figure climbed up from more than 375 million back in June last year. The company revealed these details during the Worldwide Developers Conference last year. This means that Siri made its way to 125 million devices for a period of seven months.
In a Homepod press statement released on Tuesday, Apple said, “Siri, now actively used on over half a billion devices, has developed a deep knowledge of music and understood your preferences and tastes.”
So how these figures are relevant? The company was able to sell 87.7 iPhones, 21.7 million iPads including 9.7 million Macs. This would total to some 119.1 million Apple’s voice assistant-powered devices.
However, Apple has yet to release the Apple Watch metrics, a device that was powered by Apple’s voice assistant. Tech experts further claimed that the sales were pegged between 10 million and 15 million units for 2017.
And they added that Apple’s income was not yet revealed for the first quarter of 2018. But they hinted that during the said fiscal period, there would be tens of millions of Siri-powered devices added to the final tally.
With HomePod, the company has expressed hopes that bring Siri into your home would be able to automate and execute tasks. These tasks include, among others, sending messages, setting timers, playing media and controlling HomeKit accessories.
Apple fans can start pre-ordering the HomePod on February 9.