First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out to Customers in the U.K.

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    Apple customers in the United Kingdom who pre-ordered HomePod have started receiving shipping despatch notifications this morning. Those who ordered before initial supplies began dwindling earlier this week can expect deliveries to arrive sometime on Friday, which is Apple's official launch day for HomePod.

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    As expected, it looks as if Apple is relying on DPD to courier the majority of HomePods to homes across the U.K. Using their tracking information provided by Apple, customers can use the DPD website or download and install the DPD iPhone app and request a time slot for delivery, which are subject to availability.

    Earlier today, customers in Australia who ordered a HomePod for February 9 began receiving shipment notifications. It's Thursday evening on February 8 in Australia, so the first HomePod deliveries will begin in the country in just a matter of hours.

    Customers expecting launch day delivery in the United States may be able to locate their HomePod's shipping information by going to the UPS website, selecting the track by reference number option, and entering the phone number associated with a HomePod order.

    Apple is no longer offering the HomePod for February 9 delivery or in-store pickup, but John Lewis, Argos, EE, and Currys PC World may have stock available for U.K. customers, while Apple will likely have a supply of HomePods available for walk-in purchase in retail stores in the U.S., UK, and Australia on launch day.

    (Thanks, Ryan!)

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    Mines on the way, it’s a shame I’m out tomorrow so I’m getting it Sunday,
     
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    Mine is shipping via UKMail according to Apple.
     
  5. SD449 macrumors regular

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    Well this is weird...

    Ordered 2, 1 of each colour and ticked the box to say ship individually if quicker.

    Both have just been dispatched
    1 coming via UKMail
    1 coming via DPD

    Very strange?!?
     
  6. philipc121 macrumors member

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    Which colour is which? My white one is coming via DPD — I wonder if there is a correlation?!
     
  7. AppleAlex! macrumors member

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    My white one is coming via UKMail
     
  8. orbital~debris macrumors 6502a

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    My Space Grey HomePod is shipping via UKMail.
     
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    I was in the Apple Store last night getting my watch looked at and while I was waiting one of the guys was trying to get me to come in at the weekend and try the HomePod. I think I'll be waiting for proper reviews because what I've heard so far isn't too promising. Great audio quality but kinda rubbish Siri, no voice access to Spotify.
     
  10. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    My Space Grey is coming by DPD.
     
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    White by DPD, so it looks like the carrier is not based on colour.
     
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    I wonder how Apple intends to set up and demonstrate these speakers. Apple shops are usually quite noisy and not exactly conducive to critical listening.

    We’ll find out tomorrow I guess. Australia will be the first of the launch countries to open their doors in about 9.5 hours.
     
  14. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    And mine, they are a part of DHL.
     
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    Same! Can’t wait to hear this thing!
     
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    Mine now shows shipped on Apple’s order status page. UPS still says is waiting for it.
     
  17. SD449 macrumors regular

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    Black UKMail
    White DPD
     

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    Mines Space Grey and coming UK mail DHL in other words.
     
  19. PJL500 macrumors regular

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    I would not buy a v1.0 of a new Apple product. Almost guaranteed disappointment. For instance, Apple Watch is only now ready at v3 (1 & 2 were poor betas.) They rush these products out half-baked: iPhone-1, iPad-1 anybody? Crazy.
     
  20. mrial macrumors regular

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    Mine shipped via UPS to arrive by end of day on the 9th. St Paul MN
     
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    Space Grey dispatched with DPD, yeah for DPD.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 8, 2018 ---
    Is this the thread for this?
     
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    Glad you added the “almost” qualifier :)

    I had anything but disappointment for my original iPad and Apple Watch. Both excellent products that were ready for real use at launch.

    I’m therefore really looking forward to HomePod.
     
  23. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't agree more. Yes the Apple Watch 3 is a big improvement on the original Apple Watch, but that original was fantastic for me for the couple of years I had it. Given the choice of using that device for a couple of year or waiting, I'm extremely happy that I did the former.
     
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    As has been stated at least 209 times, Spotify works with AirPlay. Reviews on Siri as related to music and home automation have been positive. No, can’t order tp or call Uber, but I don’t care about those things. Can’t wait to get mine tomorrow.
     
  25. Seanyboy macrumors member

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    I’ve got a UKMail delivery for a Space Grey tomorrow.
    Was hoping for DPD as they always text you at the start of the day with a one hour delivery window.
    Does anyone know if UKMail do something similar?
     

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