Apple HomePod

FCC Finally Approves Siri-powered Apple HomePod

A report has surfaced on Monday saying that FCC (Federal Communications Commission), has given the green light to Apple’s HomePod. This means that Apple fans would be expecting an early launch of the smart speaker.

 

It can be recalled that Apple had publicly unveiled its smart speaker powered by Siri back in June 2017. The Cupertino-based company, however, did move the HomePod’s release date to early 2018 instead of December last year for some apparent reasons.

 

FCC finally approves Apple’s HomePod

 

Now with FCC’s approval, obviously the Apple’s HomePod is closer to its launch date. The FCC approval is a sign that the company’s smart speaker would be hitting the market the soonest.

 

The news comes after an FCC filing of the Apple’s HomePod has surfaced this week, showing the design of the soon-to-be-released Apple smart speaker.

 

At a quick glance, several FCC documents were dated September 27. Now that these documents were released, the Apple’s HomePod’s hardware suggests that there have been no changes implemented in the previous months.

 

Apple’s HomePod based on the FCC filing has a product ID of BCG-A1639. The BCG is actually an information that signifies a specific grantee code. While the A1639 refers to the model number of the Apple device.

 

Also, speculations suggest that the company’s smart speaker will be shipped within four to six weeks. And a recent report also indicated that the company’s suppliers are expecting to ship 10 to 12 million units of HomePod this year.

 

As of posting, the Cupertino-based company has yet to make an official announcement about the speculations surrounding the HomePod. That would mean that let’s all take the information with a grain of salt unless confirmed by Apple.

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Mart Sambalud

Mart is part tech-savvy and part news junkie. He is a journalist by profession. Why? Because he loves to curate and write news that matter to people. A traveller by heart, an art and photography lover, too.