The HomePod needs to run third-party iOS apps. Here’s why

Without third-party app support, Apple's forthcoming HomePod runs the risk of being a not-so-smart speaker.
dmasaoka@idgcommunications.comApple not opening its HomePod to third-party apps is a missed opportunity.

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  • Consumer Electronics
  • iOS
  • Mobile Apps
  • Smart Home
  • Speakers
  • HomePod
  • Apple
Oscar writes about iOS, mobile culture and digital music. He also hosts 'The iPhone Show' from Macworld's San Francisco HQ.