Global smart speaker market to grow by 21 per cent in 2021

Heading into 2021, with many countries facing the prospect of lockdowns, it’s expected people will decide to bring new devices into their homes to help with being cooped up inside again


Apple unveils iPhone 12 line with 5G connectivity

The four new devices are the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, which all offer 5G connectivity and are all powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip


59 per cent of smart speaker users have privacy concerns – report

The majority of smart speaker users (7 in 10) say their devices cause privacy concerns, according to The Case for Voice Control, a new report released by Hub Entertainment Research.


Apple HomePod arrives in China

Apple has announced that its wireless smart speaker, HomePod, will become available in China this week – despite the tech giant’s recent poor performance in the country amid a slowing


Amazon sees its smart speaker market share halved

9.2m smart speakers were shipped in Q1 2018, with Amazon continuing to lead the way ahead of Google despite having its market share nearly halved. According to Strategy Analytics, Amazon


Apple lowers sales forecasts for HomePod as smart speaker disappoints

Apple has reportedly cut some orders with Inventec Corp, one of the manufacturers for its HomePod smart speaker, and lowered sales forecasts, after the device has failed to capture the


Voice shopping through AI assistants will hit $40bn by 2022

Voice shopping accounted for $2bn in spend last year but this is expected to jump to $40bn in 2022, as the number of smart speakers in homes more than quadruples

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