Published on January 26th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson0
HomePod goes on sale in US, Australia, and United Kingdom
Apple’s HomePod intelligent speaker went on sale Friday through its online store, Apple Store app, and Apple retail stores in the U.S., Australia, and the United Kingdom as the much talked about accessory becomes reality after what will end up being a two-month delay.
HomePod is being targeted at consumers wanting to broadcast Apple Music in a single or multiple rooms, but with news reported by BESTAppleTV in the past 24 hours that tvOS 11.3 will support AirPlay 2, the speaker could potentially by an intelligent assistant using Siri and creating dozens of ways to control Apple TV devices.
The seven-inch tall high-fidelity speaker uses spatial awareness to sense its location in the room and automatically adjusts the audio to wherever it is placed. It includes a seven‑tweeter array, high-excursion woofer, and six microphones to hear Siri commands from across the room, even when loud music is playing. The HomePod is powered by Apple’s A8 chip, the same chip used in the fourth-generation Apple TV.
HomePod is available in Space Gray and White priced at $349 in the United States, $499 in Australia, and £319 in the United Kingdom. It will ship Friday, February 9th.
HomePod order pages on Apple’s online store in the three countries are the following…
Resellers selling the HomePod in those countries include the following…
At the time of this posting, Amazon, Target, and Walmart in the U.S. are not selling the Apple HomePod.