HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't

HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't
Apple is competing for the home audio experience, not ad surveillance

The next year, Apple expanded its "Pods" branding to the home. The HomePod wasn't designed to outsell $30 loss leader microphones from Amazon and Google, which are designed primarily to snoop on customers as an Internet-connected bug installed right in their homes.
This just in: Amazon and Google have no presence in China

Apple is the only Western brand to have any significant commercial presence in China.

Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't