6 problems with those Consumer Reports Apple HomePod claims

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

3 Responses

  1. drrjv says:

    Consumer Reports is so behind with anything remotely related to technology or performance. I remember years ago when they blasted car companies for getting rid of the old, round headlights. They did a report on the Lotus Elise sport car and complained of the ride. They are a bunch of luddites

  2. ALg says:

    To be fair David Pogue did blindfold comparison tests for the Google, Sonos and Amazon speakers. Apple did not win. Everyone agreed that Amazon was dead last but Apple only won a few of the tests. That said I have always found that CR dislikes Apple products. They deal in particular criteria that often avoid Apple strengths. There test of batteries in lap tops was so misguided as to be laughable. Their criteria were such that they completely missed how batteries would be used by laptop systems and as such they completely failed to provide useful information.

    • Jonny Evans says:

      I disagree with David P as well, but I can see the argument that they are close peers…if any smart speaker comes out well in comparison it is certainly Sonos, but I sense software improvements in HomePod will continue to optimise it’s capability, so

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