For Apple, being late to the smart speaker party isnt necessarily a sin. The companys ethos — as explained by CEO Tim Cook time and again — is that Apple cares more about being the best than being first. The $349 HomePod is proof thats not always true. Apple put considerable time and effort into making its first smart speaker sound better than its rivals, and Id argue they succeeded. After a few solid days of testing, I can honestly say the HomePod is the best smart speaker Ive…Read more