HomePod Mini Begins Shipping to Customers, First Orders Arrive November 16

HomePod mini pre-orders are beginning to ship to customers around the world ahead of the speaker's launch next week.

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While many orders remain in the "Processing" or "Preparing to Ship" stages in the United States, one MacRumors reader in Germany shared a screenshot of his HomePod mini marked as shipped on Apple's online store, with estimated November 17 delivery. HomePod mini orders are also starting to ship in Japan, some with November 16 delivery.

HomePod mini will be available starting the week of November 16 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom, according to Apple. Pre-orders began November 6.

HomePod mini will also be available in Mexico, China, and Taiwan starting later this year.

Priced at $99, the HomePod mini is a smaller version of the HomePod with many of the same features, including Siri, HomeKit, Apple Music, Intercom voice messaging, and stereo pairing. Many reviewers have been impressed by the speaker's sound quality.

Waiting for your HomePod mini? Track your shipment in the MacRumors forums.

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Top Rated Comments

Elwots Avatar
16 months ago
I already have to live with enough spy devices, I can hold off on one more.
Which is precisely why I use Apple rather than Google or Amazon.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
16 months ago

To be fair, it took a whistleblower to disclose that Apple had a whole floor of human contractors listening to failed Siri interactions voice recordings.

That's why Apple now asks you if you want to share diagnostic voice recordings with them because before they gave you no choice.

That was highly shady and broke my trust with Apple. I take what they say with a grain of salt these days.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/28/tech/apple-siri-apology/index.html
I totally get that, but at least the recordings were anonymized. Google and Amazon save recordings indefinitely and keep them linked to your account.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redmac Avatar
16 months ago

Apple does their own spying, sorry to pop that bubble.
Nope. Internally, Apple does everything it can to keep your collected data not associated to your account. Unless of course you give them the permission to do otherwise.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aWretchLikeMe Avatar
16 months ago
My order changed to preparing to ship. Arrival is set for Nov 17 - 19. Excited for my new spy device music player!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DogHouseDub Avatar
16 months ago

How is that convenient? Apple and most other tech manufacturers do not include the power cord in product photos.
My opinion, but Apple markets HomePods as omnidirectional speakers. In advertising they show them sitting in the center of a room and/or the center of a table. They look great! In reality, you're going to put them along the edge of a room like every other device you own.

I'm a grumpy old man. Ignore me.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
16 months ago

Which is precisely why I use Apple rather than Google or Amazon.
To be fair, it took a whistleblower to disclose that Apple had a whole floor of human contractors listening to failed Siri interactions voice recordings.

That's why Apple now asks you if you want to share diagnostic voice recordings with them because before they gave you no choice.

That was highly shady and broke my trust with Apple. I take what they say with a grain of salt these days.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/28/tech/apple-siri-apology/index.html
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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