HomePod Now Available to Order in United States, Australia, and United Kingdom

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    Apple is now accepting HomePod orders through its online store and Apple Store app for iPhone and iPad in the United States, Australia, and United Kingdom, with the first deliveries to customers estimated to arrive Friday, February 9, which is when in-store availability begins as well.

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    HomePod is available in Space Gray and White for $349 in the United States, $499 in Australia, and £319 in the United Kingdom.

    HomePod order page on Apple's online store:
    o United States
    o Australia
    o United KingdomHomePod order page and/or info from resellers:
    o Best Buy in United States: Space Gray / White
    o Argos in United Kingdom: Space Gray / White
    o John Lewis in United Kingdom: Space Gray / White (available February 9)
    o EE in United Kingdom
    o The Good Guys in Australia: Space Gray / WhiteWhile the HomePod is only launching in three countries today, it can be used anywhere in the world. However, Siri currently supports American, Australian, and British varieties of English only. More languages will be supported in future software updates, including French and German this spring.

    Apple has primarily positioned the HomePod as a speaker that can stream Apple Music, but with built-in Siri, users can send messages, set timers, play podcasts, check the news and weather, control HomeKit-enabled smart home accessories, and complete other tasks without needing to take out their iPhone.

    The high-fidelity speaker is equipped with spatial awareness and Apple-engineered audio technology, including a seven-tweeter array and high-excursion woofer. It stands nearly seven inches tall and is powered by Apple's A8 chip.

    Article Link: HomePod Now Available to Order in United States, Australia, and United Kingdom
     
  2. billybobthornton macrumors newbie

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    Apple makes a lot of great products but I’m not so sure about the necesssity of this one. $350? It better sound amazing. However, HomePod is just a weird sounding name.
     
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    I don't see a preorder button the site yet...
     
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    Have genuinely no need for this but still want one? Oh, the Apple pre-order hype!
     
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    Dang, that's a pretty penny for the Australians :eek:
     
  12. MrJM macrumors 6502

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    Not showing on the website for me, only through the app on my phone!
     
  13. green94 macrumors regular

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    Ordered 2, woke up at 2AM and 5AM to no order button :) Finally got them!

    Feb 9 delivery.
     
  14. AnthonyHarris macrumors 6502

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    The Apple store hasn't updated for me. I've still got 'HomePod Order 26.1'.
     
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    Same here for me.
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    Great I am at work and can't have my iPhone with me...uggg
     
  18. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    Would be interested at 199.

    $349 is ridiculous.

    You can get a Sonos for $200
     
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    A Sonos doesn’t have Siri integration. And yes that’s a big deal for me. I’m looking to use this in a similar way that I’ve used the Echo.
     
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    Got 2 x Space Grey for the 9th Delivery
     
  22. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    it's there

    I've only just ordered and delivery is still for 9th feb
     
  23. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

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    By all recent accounts, it does sound amazing. That’s a huge reason why I’m getting it.
     
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    Apple store App was before website
     
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