If you want to read a lot of words about the Apple HomePod, you can do so here and here. Obviously, I’d recommend you do so before plunking down $350 of your hard earned cash on a first generation product, but the long and short of it is actually pretty straight forward. Apple made a very nice speaker — arguably the best on the market in its class.
But there are caveats. As is often the case, Apple’s made a device that plays to its base — as such, there are a few big asterisks contained herein that are important to note before considering a purchase.
Here’s a handy flow chart designed to clear things up.
Chart design by Bryce Durbin