The HomePod mini is helping Apple to benefit marketplace percentage inside the competitive smart speaker market, even though the enterprise still lags in the back of its competitors in the space.
Apple shipped an envisioned 4 million smart speaker units inside the 1/3 area of 2021, representing 10.2% of the market, in line with new data from Strategy Analytics. That’s nearly double Apple’s 5.9% percentage of the marketplace in Q3 2020.
Amazon got here in first inside the smart speaker market with a 26.Four% percentage, at the same time as Google came in 1/3 with 20.5%. Baidu and Alibaba ranked 0.33 and fourth, with Apple coming in fifth in the international ratings.
Apple released the HomePod mini in October 2020 as a less expensive alternative to its then-flagship HomePod. In March, Apple discontinued the total-sized HomePod tool. Earlier in 2021, Apple delivered new colors to the lineup.
Unlike its smart home competition, Apple most effective has a single smart speaker product — and it doesn’t have any with a display.
That ought to alternate inside the future, with a few rumors indicating that Apple is running on an Apple TV tool that game a integrated digicam and HomePod speaker, as well as a clever speaker with its own touchscreen show.