A guy from Reddit Audophile tested the HomePod:
When the song calls for it, there is bass. When the song turns to crystal clear highs, they are reproduced faithfully. What really was interesting is the instrument separation in the room. At about 45% volume, the HomePod FILLED the room I was in with some great sound. When you walked away from it, the sound gets quieter, but not as quickly as you’d expect. All the details were still there, just softer. there was no feeling of walking out of the sweet spot that you get with a normal speaker. And that’s when it hit me… Apple really has done it.
The whole review is music to my ears.
Around 8:05 a.m., the Hawaii emergency employee initiated the internal test, according to a timeline released by the state. From a drop-down menu on a computer program, he saw two options: “Test missile alert” and “Missile alert.” He was supposed to choose the former; as much of the world now knows, he chose the latter, an initiation of a real-life missile alert.
Yes, it was a huge design fail closing these buttons in the vicinity of each other, blah blah. I’m still curious about this, though. Isn’t there a second confirmation dialog in place for sending out the real alert? (I mean, come on.) How can you change the text for the alert? It’s set and you press a button, whole thing goes off? If this is a standard drill that is supposed to be botched just by pressing the wrong button, how come this hasn’t surfaced earlier? The report doesn’t go into details.
But I’m asking this: wouldn’t you have come up with a similar story if Kim Jong-un have indeed fired a missile that you could successfully shot down mid air? Always blame it on design and the operator?