Opinion: The original HomePod’s demise is a slow and sad one

By Chance Miller

The original HomePod was released by Apple back in 2018 and was ultimately discontinued in March of this year.

Now, it’s dying a very slow and very sad death, and I’m starting to wonder if we (or Apple?) might have taken it for granted all along. Hear me out on this one.

Apple said the smart speaker would be available to purchase later that year, but that didn’t actually happen.

Apple ultimately released the HomePod to the public on January 26, available in space gray and white for $349. The drama didn’t end there, however.