Summary… * Machine-Made
#Apple may have shipped just 600,000 HomePods during the March quarter, according to an estimate published on Thursday, giving it 6 percent of the fledgling smart speaker market.
The figure puts #Apple well behind #Amazon in sales volume, with the online retailer believed to have shipped 4 million Echo speakers , Strategy Analytics said.
#Amazon's take of the segment grew 102 percent year-over-year.In second place was #Google, estimated to have jumped ahead 709 percent to 2.4 million Home devices .
The #HomePod wasn't available for the whole quarter, having only debuted on Feb. 9.
If accurate, that still makes #HomePod business alone worth more than $700 million dollars.Multiple reports have hinted that #Apple is working on a cheaper version of the speaker that will increase its appeal.
Opinion… * Man-Made
The #SmartSpeaker sales in the first quarter: #Amazon shipped 4 million Echo devices, #Google sold 2.4 million Home devices, #Alibaba managed to ship 0,7 million units and #Apple only sold 0,6 million #HomePod devices. #Trend