HomePod — Welcome Home by Spike Jonze — Apple
HomePod. The new sound of home. Directed by Spike Jonze. Starring FKA twigs.
The HomePod was originally scheduled for release in December 2017, but was later delayed to early 2018. The HomePod was available for preorder on January 26, which was announced by Apple on January 23. Orders started arriving on February 9. It was initially released in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and is available in two colors: White and Space Gray.
Adam Spiegel (born October 22, 1969), known professionally as Spike Jonze (/dʒoʊnz/ “Jones”), is an American filmmaker, photographer, and actor, whose work includes music videos, commercials, film, and television.
Jonze began his career as a teenager photographing BMX riders and skateboarders for Freestylin’ Magazine and Transworld Skateboarding. Moving into filmmaking, he began shooting street skateboarding films, including the influential Video Days (1991). Jonze co-founded the skateboard company Girl Skateboards in 1993 with riders Rick Howard and Mike Carroll. Jonze’s filmmaking style made him an in-demand director of music videos for much of the 1990s, resulting in collaborations with Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Weezer, Björk, and Kanye West.
Jonze began his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich (1999) and Adaptation (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman; the former earned Jonze an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He was a co-creator and executive producer of MTV’s Jackass reality franchise. Jonze later began directing films based on his own screenplays, including Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013); for the latter film, he won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, while receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song (“The Moon Song“).