Apple has yet to reveal any details about how many of their HomePod speakers they have sold. According to a recent report by Strategy Analytics, Apple shipped 600,000 HomePods in quarter one.
In comparison for the same quarter Amazon shipped 4 million of Echo devices and Google shipped 2.5 million of their Home devices. Apple’s device has been available for a shorter time period than both Amazon and Google’s and it is also more expensive.
David Watkins, Director at Strategy Analytics commented that “Amazon and Google accounted for a dominant 70% share of global smart speaker shipments in Q1 2018 although their combined share has fallen from 84% in Q4 2017 and 94% in the year ago quarter. This is partly as a result of strong growth in the Chinese market for smart speakers where both Amazon and Google are currently absent. Alibaba and Xiaomi are leading the way in China and their strength in the domestic market alone is proving enough to propel them into the global top five.”
It will be interesting to see if Apple is able to make a dent in the sales of both Amazon and Google, there have been rumors that Apple will also launch a cheaper device.
Source Strategy Analytics