HomePod Now Available for Purchase in China and Hong Kong

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    Apple earlier this week announced that the HomePod would be available in China and Hong Kong on Friday, January 18, and as promised, the smart speaker is now available for purchase in both locations.

    HomePod is priced at 2,799 yuan in China and HK$2,799 in Hong Kong.

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    In addition to being available from the Apple online store and Apple retail stores, Apple Authorized resellers in China and Hong Kong are also offering the HomePod for sale.

    Apple's Phil Schiller said that the company is excited to bring HomePod to China and Hong Kong in a statement made when the launch was announced.
    Ahead of the launch of the HomePod in China and Hong Kong, Apple added Siri support for Cantonese and Mandarin in China and a Cantonese dialect in Hong Kong in a software update released in December.

    HomePod was first introduced in the United States, UK, and Australia almost a year ago, and has since expanded to Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico, in addition to China and Hong Kong.

    Article Link: HomePod Now Available for Purchase in China and Hong Kong
     
  2. BigBoy2018 macrumors 6502

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    Im sure it will be huge hit, just like the iphone XS, XR.
     
  3. lllfyc macrumors member

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    I am in Hong Kong and I thought this is the new HomePod 2 or the HomePod mini.
     
  4. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    Apple can’t update their popular products in 5 years so don’t hold your breath for a HomePod 2 in the next decade.
     
  5. zulkiflim macrumors regular

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    And for CNY Apple will be releasing a red version ...LOL
     
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  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Seems like iPhones and iPads and Apple Watches are getting all kinds of updates.
     
  8. B4U macrumors 68000

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    About $360 USD, not that much difference.
     
  9. lllfyc macrumors member

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    yes it's the same as it is in HK$.
    and there is no sales tax in HK
     
  10. Mars56 Suspended

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    You forgot to mention the other hits that Apple have had... there's a reason why you registered here :) .
     
  11. haruhiko, Jan 18, 2019
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    Wasn't it about $250 in the US? Unfortunately Amazon does not sell it so I couldn't buy it there and have it shipped to Hong Kong. The listed price HK$2,799 is about $360. Not good.
     
  12. NBAasDOGG macrumors 6502

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    For that price maybe Apple should build suicide nets all over China, unbelievable!
     
  13. nicho macrumors 68020

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    Would genuinely buy, it'd go nicely with my red Libratone Zipp Mini...
     
  14. B4U macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like people from China might go to HK to buy it instead.
     
  15. nicho macrumors 68020

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    Isn't the power cable integrated?
     
  16. Johnny907 macrumors 6502a

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    “Had” being the operative term here. It’s been a bad 12 months for Apple, the only bright spot being the Series 4, and even that is overpriced.
     
  17. lllfyc macrumors member

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    exactly this is the situation in recently years. but iphone selling price in china has been dropping too.
     
  18. nvmls macrumors 6502a

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    Toys are easier.
     
  19. lawrencesheed macrumors newbie

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    Doubt there is any pent up demand in either HK or the Mainland for the HomePod.
    It's been available in both locations in sufficient volumes since +-1 week after release in the States.

    If anything, pricing has gone up since its been 'officially' released.
     
  20. haruhiko, Jan 20, 2019
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    Got a ~USD22 discount from my staff card... And I'm eating my words, this thing is worth it for the sound quality alone. Also, it has virtually zero competition here in Hong Kong, since Alexa never speaks my language.
     

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