First HomePod Orders Start Shipping Out in U.S., U.K., and Australia [Updated]

Customers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia who ordered a HomePod for February 9 delivery have begun receiving shipment notifications from Apple letting them know their orders have shipped and are on the way.

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The first HomePod deliveries should begin in just a matter of hours in Australia, where it is already early Friday morning.

Apple is using Next Day Air delivery in the United States and shipping out from local hubs, with tracking information available.

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Customers without a tracking number may be able to locate their HomePod's shipping information by going to the UPS website, selecting the track by reference number option, and entering the phone number associated with a HomePod order.

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In the United States, HomePod deliveries will kick off at around 8:00 a.m. local time on Friday, February 9, with customers on the East Coast receiving their orders first. Apple is no longer offering the HomePod for February 9 delivery or in-store pickup, but the company will likely have a supply of HomePods available for walk-in purchase in retail stores in the U.S., UK, and Australia on launch day.

Update: This article has been updated to reflect that HomePods are now shipping in the United States and United Kingdom as well.

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Top Rated Comments

Relentless Power Avatar
42 months ago
Same. I'm on the fence with HomePod vs. Sonos and heavily leaning towards Sonos, but I still have about four months to decide.
Or, you could purchase the HomePod and try it for 14 days in your home determine if you think it will meet your expectations. And it's risk-free or you can simply return it if you don't like it.

Anyways, looking forward to the user reviews.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
42 months ago
Looking forward to hearing the reactions from ordinary purchasers re: utility and sound quality after they've put their HomePod through its paces for a couple a days.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dave245 Avatar
42 months ago
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY I WOULD BUY THIS OVER MY EXISTING SONOS AND AMAZON UNITS? Better "sound"?!
Better sound according to the reviews, the HomePod is a speaker first and a very good one by the sounds of it.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBird Avatar
42 months ago
I got a tracking number from UPS this morning to get delivered here in the USA tomorrow.

I'm also getting a vacuum hose delivered tomorrow. Big day for me. :)
I'm sure the HomePod will sound great through a vacuum hose. :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deaglecat Avatar
42 months ago
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY I WOULD BUY THIS OVER MY EXISTING SONOS AND AMAZON UNITS? Better "sound"?!
Dude. CAPS LOCK = shouting. You shouldn't buy this cos' you are prob already deaf.... :):)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jermwhl Avatar
42 months ago
Or, you could purchase the HomePod and try it for 14 days in your home determine if you think it will meet your expectations. And it's risk-free or you can simply return it if you don't like it.
I could if my situation permitted that. Unfortunately, I'm traveling full time right now and will be doing that for another four months. Once I get my feet planted a new home theater and an array of "smart speakers" are on my to-do list.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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