Apple officially releases HomePod in Japan and Taiwan
HomePod, Apple’s Siri-enabled speaker is now officially available to customers in Japan and Taiwan.
HomePod is priced at ¥32,800 in Japan and NT$9,900 in Taiwan, which is $10 to $15 higher than the price in the U.S.
Following the initial release of HomePod in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, HomePod is now available in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong, in addition to Japan and Taiwan.
Rumors claim Apple is working to release a lower-priced HomePod as early as 2020, with sources claiming Apple will cut-down on some internal components to help price the speaker around $150-$200 to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home.