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Apple Hires New Head Of Homepod Software While iPhone Costs Soar 81% Higher

Apple Inc. has recently hired a new engineer to gear up its software efforts for its HomePod smart speaker. The company aims to make its HomePod smart speakers a massive hit.

The iPhone-making company Apple has currently enlisted Afrooz Family to lead the HomePod smart speakers into a massive product. The family worked for Apple from 2012 to 2016 before launching their own audio startup Syng with the former Apple industrial designer Christopher Stringer. Afrooz family also left their startup after they helped the industrial engineer develop the company’s final product, “The Cell Alpha.”

Apple is currently focusing on bettering its competition with Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Currently, Amazon’s Echo device is dominating the industry as it incorporates Alexa’s voice assistant. Users use the product to do things such as play music, answer questions, and set alarms.

In another report, the new iPhone 13 costs almost 81% more than the first iPhone model. According to the stats shared by Self’s iPhone Price Index, iPhone 13 is $437 more than the first iPhone models.

The stats show the launch price of each flagship iPhone model around the globe. In the United States alone, the iPhone is being sold at 60% more than its first model, while the purchasing power of people has increased by 42%. This means that in real terms, the iPhone costs $88 more than the models that were initially launched.

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