Apple Talks HomePod Delay, Apple and Finisar, Thursday Q&A

Today's Above Avalon email includes the following stories: 

  • Apple Talks HomePod Delay
  • Apple and Finisar
  • Thursday Q&A

We kick off today's email with a closer look at Apple SVP Phil Schiller's comments on the HomePod delay and the broader smart speaker space. The discussion then turns to Finisar receiving $390 million from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund. We end the email with the latest installment of member Q&A, and I answer the following questions from Above Avalon members: 

  • Who does Apple think of when they refer to a "professional"?
  • With a new Mac Pro in the works, what is the likelihood that the iMac Pro will remain in the line given that the two machines will essentially go after the same market?
  • What do I make of supply chain rumors indicating iPhone X component orders are being slashed?

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