The one Homepod mini feature that Alexa can’t touch

The HomePod Mini has a smart speaker trick that Amazon and Google don’t

When the Apple HomePod mini arrived, my smart home savvy friends were not exactly impressed. With feature after feature announced, they said “Alexa does that already,” “Google Assistant does that already,” almost in the cadence of the “Simpsons did it,” line from South Park. Even Apple’s new Intercom announcements ability is in Alexa’s features: it’s called Drop In.

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