:After facing a significant delay, Apple's smart hi-fi speaker HomePod will be ready for release in the next 4-6 weeks and compete with Amazon's smart speaker Echo.
Apple has delayed the launch of its smart home speaker HomePod until 2018 and reportedly said that it needed more time to work on it.
Aiming to regain the top spot in smart speaker space, Amazon is working on a new flagship Echo speaker that will be slimmer and better than its predecessor.
With Amazon Echo and Google Home dominating the voice-activated device game, iPhone users are now showing more interest in Apples wireless home speaker Homepod.
One third of the 2,200 surveyed adults in US are interested in HomePod, but more of them are likely to buy Amazon Echo or Google Home smartspeakers.
Apple has announced iOS 11 would bring new experiences and several new features to iPhones and iPads this fall.
Apple introduced a music speaker, its first hardware since Apple Watch was rolled out two years ago
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