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First HomePod Orders Start Arriving to Customers in Australia

Apple customers in Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day, and now that it's after 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 9 in the country, the first HomePod orders have started arriving to customers.

Australians who ordered the HomePod starting on January 26 have begun receiving their deliveries and have shared their excitement over the new device on reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and the MacRumors forums.

Image via Twitter user @rajdeut

Apple Stores in Australia are also now open, allowing customers who placed orders for in-store pickup to receive their devices. Retail locations also have stock for walk-in purchases, and in Australia, same-day in-store pickup is once again available.


Following Australia, HomePod sales and deliveries will kick off in the UK in about 10 hours, followed by North America. Apple Stores in all three countries are opening up right around 8:00 a.m. to allow customers to make HomePod purchases.

Throughout the pre-ordering process, which kicked off on January 26, Apple had ample HomePod stock for customers. Shipping estimates and in-store availability only began slipping earlier this week, likely due to Apple's preparations for launch day. Orders placed online for a HomePod will ship out early next week.


In the United States, the first HomePod deliveries will take place on the east coast starting at 8:00 a.m. The HomePod is priced at $349 in the United States, GBP319 in the UK, $499 in Australia.

Make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors both tomorrow and throughout next week, because we'll have plenty of HomePod coverage to share.

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2 weeks ago

Apple should launch in Australia a day later. Their homeland should not be the lastest in receiving their own products. It should be the first one.

I never understood this way of thinkng. Them getting it first has zero effect on when we get it here in the US. As long as you get yours when you are supposed to, why would you care when others get theirs? It is the exact same product, it is not like the first 1000 users are getting some "unique version".
Rating: 21 Votes
2 weeks ago

Apple should launch in Australia a day later. Their homeland should not be the lastest in receiving their own products. It should be the first one.

Ah, that sweet sweet envy.
Rating: 15 Votes
2 weeks ago

Never in the field of audio technology was so much fuss made by so many to so few who care.

Genuinely never been more underwhelmed by a new Apple product.


And yet you wasted time to come to this thread and complain to those that do care about it.
Rating: 13 Votes
2 weeks ago

Never in the field of audio technology was so much fuss made by so many to so few who care.

Genuinely never been more underwhelmed by a new Apple product.

Don't buy it then...simple
Rating: 11 Votes
2 weeks ago

Twelve

Its okay. Samsung will happily buy the refurbished HomePods so they can copy it.

Samsung HousePod
Rating: 9 Votes
2 weeks ago
You're up, iFixit. Waiting for your teardown.
Rating: 9 Votes
2 weeks ago

How many people will return their HomePods within the two week return period after having buyers remorse?


Remorse about? What product anywhere does not disappoint on any level.

I think if someone wrongfully expects an Alexa etc yea dumbingly will be disappointed that HomePod isn’t constantly “listening” to sounds emanating from your bathroom and composing anal-ytics to compel you to buy.

Does anyone anymore NOT want a total invasive device that appears to do everything and fully monitors your very existence?

Guess what. I don’t.

So I bought my HomePod because I guess I’m one of the few that doesn’t want Google and or Amazon listening in on my families lives.

Seriously people. Think... different
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago

Apple should launch in Australia a day later. Their homeland should not be the lastest in receiving their own products. It should be the first one.

Welcome to Earth.
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago

New promotion in the next 3 months - subscribe to Apple Music for 1 year and get a free HomePod. I wish it was great enough for me to want one, but I just do not find a reason to buy it considering I buy music from iTunes and I hate iTunes Match.


Maybe a free 3 months of Apple Music with a Homepod. But you aren't going to get a $350 speaker for free for a $120 subscription.
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago
How many people will return their HomePods within the two week return period after having buyers remorse?
Rating: 7 Votes

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