As Apple prepares to accept the first wave of HomePod pre-orders from eager customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia the company has noted that the speaker will be limited to two-devices per-basket.
HomePod will be available to order online shortly for customers in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, with deliveries and in-store pick-ups available beginning Friday, February 9th. – Apple has confirmed the speaker will rollout to France and Germany ‘in the spring’.
What is HomePod?
HomePod is a new wireless speaker with built-in Siri controls by Apple. Customers will be able to speak to the device and use voice commands to perform actions such as “Send a text to Deanna”, “Set a timer for 10 minutes”, “Play songs by Flume”, and more. – The speaker features an Apple-designed 4-inch woofer and unique array of seven beamforming tweeters to provide deep base and pure high frequency acoustics.
What will it do?
The device has two main purposes… One, a home speaker that Apple hopes will “reinvent home music” and 2, an intelligent home assistant to help perform tasks such as playing music, reading the news, sending and receiving iMessages, setting reminders, providing answers to general questions, checking the weather and more.
How much will it cost?
HomePod is priced at $349 in the United States, £319 in the United Kingdom and A$499 in Australia. – An additional $39 AppleCare+ warranty service can be purchased additionally for an extra year of AppleCare coverage.