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Apple's "breakthrough home speaker" unveiled: Here's what you need to know

Apple's "breakthrough home speaker" unveiled: Here's what you need to know

Brandon Russell

The Amazon Echo just got some new competition. With Siri as its backbone, Apple on Monday unveiled a new smart home speaker that also acts as a HomeKit hub. Its official name is HomePod. The “breakthrough home speaker” is coming later this year, Apple’s Phil Schiler said. It’ll come in black and white, with a mesh exterior that we’ve seen from other home speakers. It’s under 7 inches...