If Apple’s 2018 HomePod is ‘vintage’, I’m done – and we should all go back to wired hi-fi systems

Before we get into Apple’s distressing decisions and actions, a bit of background: it’s not the first (or even the second) time in recent years I’ve been unnerved to learn that relatively new pieces of audio hardware are being left behind. See Exhibit A, Spotify Car Thing. Released in February 2022 (for the princely sum of $90) it is being bricked by the big green streaming machine on December 9, not three years since its launch. The news caused

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