HomePod Launching in Japan and Taiwan This Summer

Apple has announced that its HomePod speaker will be available to order in Japan and Taiwan later this summer.


The speaker has had a slow worldwide rollout since launching in February 2018, with availability currently limited to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong.

In April, Apple lowered the price of the HomePod from $349 to $299 in the United States. As of the fourth quarter of 2018, the speaker had an estimated worldwide market share of just four percent, according to Strategy Analytics.

Pricing will be ¥32,800 in Japan and NT$9,900 in Taiwan.

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11 weeks ago
Kinda slow. Rest of the world by 2030?
Rating: 7 Votes
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11 weeks ago
Is that a sign Homepod 2 won't be released until next year?
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10 weeks ago
왜 한국은 없어....

why not South Korea huh?
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11 weeks ago

I want to buy a HomePod. Not sure if I should wait for gen 2 or buy now.


I’m one who usually doesn’t buy first generation Apple hardware.

HomePod was the exception. I already have two-I love the stereo sound and enjoy the ability to use the HomeKit to control my accessories.
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