Apple's HomePod Delivery Estimate Slips to February 13 in UK, Launch Day Orders Still Available From Resellers

Apple's HomePod pre-launch stock showed the first signs of dwindling supply on Monday. Customers in the U.K. placing new pre-orders on the company's regional online store can now expect deliveries of Apple's smart speaker to arrive no earlier than Tuesday, February 13, three days after the official launch day this Friday.

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In the United States and Australia, where HomePod is also launching this week, shipping estimates for the smart speaker in both White and Space Gray colors are still listed as Friday, February 9.

Despite the slip in Apple's delivery date, U.K. residents can still get hold of a HomePod on launch day by pre-ordering online from authorized Apple resellers. At the time of writing, stock is listed as available at Argos, EE, and Currys PC World. John Lewis will also be accepting HomePod pre-orders from 8pm GMT on Wednesday, February 7.

Last week, Apple's first batch of pre-order customers began receiving notifications from their banks about being charged for their orders, with many located in the U.K. Apple began taking orders for the HomePod on January 26 in the United States ($349), U.K. (£319), and Australia ($499). Later this spring, the HomePod will also launch in France and Germany.

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jdmagoo1 Avatar
84 months ago
You can get 2 Sonos speakers for the same price.
Why get two Sonos speakers when you can get 1 million tin cans and string for the same price?
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skitidetdu Avatar
84 months ago
You can get 2 Sonos speakers for the same price.
Then buy 2 Sonos...
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Abazigal Avatar
84 months ago
You can get 2 Sonos speakers for the same price.
Just as I can get 3 android phones for the price of one iPhone.

Your point being?
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Dave245 Avatar
84 months ago
You mean in the one hour, tightly controlled Apple demos with hand picked media? Yes, I'm sure those "hands on" reviews are totally reliable and not biased at all.
People who want to pick fault always say this BUT Apple is usually conservative when it comes to stuff like this, after all if they built it up to be something it wasn’t people would complain and they wouldn’t be trusted in future. The same was said about the AirPods, iPhone, iPad Apple Watch and so on and they are all amazing products, I have no reason to doubt Apple one bit here, BUT just in case remember EVERYONE that has ordered the HomePod or indeed any Apple product has 14 days to return if they don’t like it.
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dannys1 Avatar
84 months ago
but you can outfit your house with the real winner, which is the Echo.
Strongly debatable.
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meady100 Avatar
84 months ago
Quite a lot isn't it?! Still I'm sure listening to Siri misunderstand me will never have sounded so good :-)
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