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HomePod Launching in Canada, France, and Germany on June 18

Apple today announced that its HomePod smart speaker will be available in Canada, Germany, and France beginning Monday, June 18.


HomePod will be available to order in white and space gray through Apple's online store, retail stores, and the Apple Store app on iPhone and iPad, or at select authorized resellers like Best Buy where available.

The speaker will be priced at $449 in Canada and €349 in Germany and France, according to Apple's online store in each country.

HomePod first launched with English support in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia on Friday, February 9, with orders beginning Friday, January 26. The smart speaker retails for $349 in the United States.

Ahead of June 18, Apple has released a HomePod software update that enables Siri to speak in French, German, and Canadian English. Apple says Canadian French will be added in a subsequent software update later this year.

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20 weeks ago
And this whole time I thought I didn't own one by choice...
Rating: 8 Votes
20 weeks ago
I'm just here to say how happy I am about that Oxford comma in the article title.
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago
FINALLY!!!
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago
Already got mine but I’m looking forward to my HomePod supporting News and Canadian music charts. Other than that, HomePod has worked perfectly in Canada. ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/homepod-in-canada.2107471/')
Rating: 3 Votes
20 weeks ago
Not very excited but Apple it’s about damn time you brought it to Canada. Like.... we are right beside you and 7 month delay is pretty stupid
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago
Three more countries joining the overpriced, feature-lacking HomePod party.
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago
HP owners, is it worth it?
Rating: 2 Votes
20 weeks ago

Strange Date. Why not announce it at their conference in a week?


They haven't announced it officially, not yet.
The french apple store still says "available in spring".

I think however it make sense to announce new HomePod availability today together with the press release of 11.4 since AirPlay 2 is finally supported and HomePod will take benefit from it. But HomePod release dates may as well be announced next Monday during the keynote
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago
Cannot imagine asking german Siri to play any English song titles. She sucks a at being bilingual
Rating: 1 Votes
20 weeks ago
Pricing is on the german site!

https://www.apple.com/de/newsroom/2018/05/ios-11-4-brings-stereo-pairs-and-multi-room-audio-with-airplay-2/

Preise und Verfügbarkeit

* HomePod ist in Weiß und Space Grau in den USA, Großbritannien und Australienerhältlich und wird ab Montag, 18. Juni in Deutschland für 349 Euro inkl. MwSt., Frankreich und Kanada verfügbar sein. HomePod wird in Apple Stores, über apple.com ('http://apple.com/'), die Apple Store-App und bei ausgewählten autorisierten Apple-Vertriebspartnern erhältlich sein.
* HomePod ist kompatibel mit iPhone 5s oder neuer, iPad Pro, iPad Air oder neuer, iPad mini 2 oder neuer und iPod touch (6. Generation) mit iOS 11.2.5 oder neuer. Stereo und Multiroom-Audio sind ab iOS 11.4 verfügbar.
Rating: 1 Votes

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