Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit gradual, the place not like its iPhones and iPads and Mac computer systems, the supply of the HomePod continues to be very a lot restricted to a handful of nations. Nevertheless, the corporate has been slowly increasing its availability and are available 23rd of August, evidently the HomePod will lastly be making its strategy to Japan.
Pre-orders for the HomePod at the moment are reside the place they’re priced at 32,800 yen, which after conversion roughly places it at across the identical value as again within the US, the place the HomePod is priced at $299. It’s unclear why Apple is taking so lengthy to make the HomePod out there all over the world, however it might be as a consequence of Siri the place Apple in all probability must get it proper for every nation and for the various accents and languages spoken.
To date evaluations of the speaker have been blended, the place some reward the audio high quality coming from them, whereas others don’t discover it fairly as helpful in comparison with different sensible audio system just like the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant. There have additionally been some criticism concerning its asking value, the place at $299 it isn’t fairly as low-cost in comparison with the competitors.
There have been some rumors suggesting that Apple might truly be engaged on a “mini”/cheaper model of the HomePod, however thus far the corporate has but to formally announce something.
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