Apple's HomePod Delivery Estimate Slips to February 13 in UK, Launch Day Orders Still Available From Resellers

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    Apple's HomePod pre-launch stock showed the first signs of dwindling supply on Monday. Customers in the U.K. placing new pre-orders on the company's regional online store can now expect deliveries of Apple's smart speaker to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, February 13, three days after the official launch day this Friday.

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    In the United States and Australia, where HomePod is also launching this week, shipping estimates for the smart speaker in both White and Space Gray colors are still listed as Friday, February 9.

    Despite the slip in Apple's delivery date, U.K. residents can still get hold of a HomePod on launch day by pre-ordering online from authorized Apple resellers. At the time of writing, stock is listed as available at Argos, EE, and Currys PC World. John Lewis will also be accepting HomePod pre-orders from 8pm GMT on Wednesday, February 7.

    Last week, Apple's first batch of pre-order customers began receiving notifications from their banks about being charged for their orders, with many located in the U.K. Apple began taking orders for the HomePod on January 26 in the United States ($349), U.K. (£319), and Australia ($499). Later this spring, the HomePod will also launch in France and Germany.

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  2. tillathenun, Feb 5, 2018
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    HomePod announcement: "Meh"
    HomePod release: "Yeah, I'll get a couple, might be cool"
    HomePod delay: "WHHHHHHAAAA?! Nooo!"

    Edit: Ahh, I thought existing orders were delayed. I should learn how to read. Still getting mine on Friday. And relax...
     
  3. and 1989 others macrumors regular

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    You can get 2 Sonos speakers for the same price.
     
  4. jdmagoo1 macrumors regular

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    Why get two Sonos speakers when you can get 1 million tin cans and string for the same price?
     
  5. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    You could not buy 1 million tin cans for $349, but you can outfit your house with the real winner, which is the Echo.
     
  6. skitidetdu macrumors 6502

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    Then buy 2 Sonos...
     
  7. Dave245 macrumors 603

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    So? those who want Sonos can buy them, however the HomePod is said to sound better (from the early hands on) plus this is an Apple speaker.
     
  8. meady100 macrumors member

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    Quite a lot isn't it?! Still I'm sure listening to Siri misunderstand me will never have sounded so good :)
     
  9. Seanyboy macrumors member

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    Any idea when we might start getting proper reviews? Not just the quick preview thing.
    Reviews are normally embargoed until a few days before the product is released.
     
  10. Heineken macrumors 6502a

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    If you look up the tech specs for sonos play 1 it cannot sound better than homepod.
     
  11. rajat8676 macrumors regular

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    It was only a matter of time before this happened.
     
  12. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

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    Am I reading that right? £54 tax on a £265 pricetag?

    Ouch.
     
  13. rajat8676 macrumors regular

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    Yes, its 20% VAT in UK
     
  14. cjbryce, Feb 5, 2018
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    Yep - VAT (sort of a sales tax) is 20% on most goods, 5% on electricity/gas, 0% on food, children's clothing and printed books. A very few other purchase are VAT exempt.
     
  15. Avieshek Suspended

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    Gets delayed.. Gets delayed..

    Along with software issues, they are having hardware issues too?
     
  16. itsmilo, Feb 5, 2018
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    Why is it not out in Canada yet? Surely if Siri can understand english it should not have an issue with a little word like „aboooooot“
     
  17. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    I am just curious if anyone in US got their hands on the HomePod.
    I couldn't find any unboxing videos on YouTube but honestly I don't remember when the shipments started for US.

    Anyway, long time to wait in E Europe for the product to be available.... and considering the mental taxes HU has... I will probably pick one up much later on when I travel to W Europe.
     
  18. OllyW Moderator

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    I think you've already answered your own question. :)

    At a guess I'd say Wednesday.
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    First deliveries are scheduled for this Friday, the same as here. UK customers should start reviving deliveries a few hours before our US friends start getting their's.
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Working nights so hopefully my HomePod doesn’t come too early..
     
  20. BvizioN macrumors 601

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    Don't care aboutt quantity. I will get whichever sounds better to me,
     
  21. jdmagoo1 macrumors regular

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    I’m sure if you shop around at your local tip you could? Heck even the echo can be found there
     
  22. Abazigal macrumors G3

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    Just as I can get 3 android phones for the price of one iPhone.

    Your point being?
     
  23. robjulo macrumors 65816

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    You mean in the one hour, tightly controlled Apple demos with hand picked media? Yes, I'm sure those "hands on" reviews are totally reliable and not biased at all.

     
  24. dannys1 macrumors 68020

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    Strongly debatable.
     
  25. Recognition macrumors 6502a

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    Does this mean Apple are artificially restricting stock to create fake demand, or nobody is buying them?!

    Can some Apple haters make something up and answer this!
     

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