Apple closing Simi Valley store with no replacement ahead of 'iPhone 8' launch
The outdoor mall at Simi has been losing tenants almost as soon as it open 10 years ago. There is almost no foot traffic for any of the stores. I have been surprised Apple stayed as long as they did.
The Northridge and Topanga locations are always very busy.
Amazon expected to counter Apple's AirPlay 2 with Echo-based whole-home audio
If they update my Echo Dot's via a software update, I would give it a shot. Most of my Dot's have Anker speakers attached to them. Just another option in addition to the AirPlay setup I also use.