Google discontinues manufacturing Google Home Max, its smart speaker designed with high-quality sound in mind; and it has sold out of the product on the Store, the company tells The Verge.
And indeed, if you check the Home Max page on the Store; you’ll see that the white and black models are listed as out of stock.
Even though it is discontinuing the Home Max, the company still plans to support it with software updates and security fixes.
“Existing Google Home Max users shouldn’t worry as they won’t see any change in their service,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
“We’ll continue to offer software updates and security fixes to Home Max devices. We’re committed to delivering great sound and whole home audio features across all of our Assistant-enabled products.”
The Home Max launched in December 2017 for $399.
In his review, Dan Seifert found that the Home Max sounded good on its own, but wasn’t quite as nice as Sonos’ similar Play:5.
Google’s newest smart speaker is the Nest Audio, which it launched in October. The Nest Audio costs $99.99.
Meanwhile, Apple iPhone 12 series launch was delayed this year because of supply chain issues that occurred die to the global pandemic.
However, with things getting back on track; it is being tipped that Apple will be on schedule for the iPhone 13 launch; and it is going to happen, as is the norm, in September 2021.
The fact that Apple is going to be able to stick to its usual launch schedule; comes from a report in 9to5Mac what cites an investor note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.