Preview at WWDC likely in June, followed by September launch.
HomePod Now Available to Order in United States, Australia, and United Kingdom
HomePod is available in Space Gray and White for $349 in the United States, $499 in Australia, and £319 in the United Kingdom.
HomePod order page on Apple's online store:
• Best Buy in United States: Space Gray / White
• Argos in United Kingdom: Space Gray / White
• John Lewis in United Kingdom: Space Gray / White (available February 9)
• EE in United Kingdom
• The Good Guys in Australia: Space Gray / White
Apple has primarily positioned the HomePod as a speaker that can stream Apple Music, but with built-in Siri, users can send messages, set timers, play podcasts, check the news and weather, control HomeKit-enabled smart home accessories, and complete other tasks without needing to take out their iPhone.
The high-fidelity speaker is equipped with spatial awareness and Apple-engineered audio technology, including a seven‑tweeter array and high-excursion woofer. It stands nearly seven inches tall and is powered by Apple's A8 chip.