The deployment of the HomePod by Apple has been a bit gradual, whereas not like its iPhones, iPads and Mac, the supply of HomePod remains to be very restricted deal with of nation. Nevertheless, the corporate has slowly prolonged its availability and, on August 23, it appears that evidently the HomePod is lastly en path to Japan.
Pre-orders for the HomePod at the moment are executed the place they’re billed. 32,800 yen, which, after conversion, places it at roughly the identical value as in america, the place the HomePod is offered for $ 299. We don’t actually know why Apple takes so lengthy to make the HomePod obtainable worldwide, nevertheless it may very well be due to Siri, the place Apple in all probability has to do effectively for every nation and for the completely different accents and languages spoken.
Thus far, the criticisms of the speaker have been blended, some praising the audio high quality that emanated from it, whereas others don’t discover it as helpful as it’s. Different good audio system like Amazon Echo or Google Assistant. Criticisms have additionally been made about its promoting value: at $ 299, it's not as low cost because the competitors.
In accordance with some rumors, Apple might maybe work on a "mini" / cheaper model of the HomePod, however so far, the corporate has not but introduced something formally.
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