HomePod Mini Now Available for In-Store Pickup

Today is the HomePod mini's official launch day, and as customers who pre-ordered await their devices, Apple has also started in-store sales. Customers who weren't able to pre-order can place an order on Apple's website or in the Apple Store app and arrange for in-store pickup at a local retail location.

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A quick spot check suggests that most stores around the United States have available stock for customers, and in-store pickup may be one of the only ways to get a ‌HomePod mini‌ ahead of the holidays if you're looking for a specific color.

Orders placed today for shipping to the home won't arrive until at least December. For the white ‌HomePod mini‌, orders will come between December 2 and December 10, and for the black ‌HomePod mini‌, orders won't arrive until December 16 to December 24.

The ‌HomePod mini‌, priced at $99, is Apple's new, smaller and more affordable version of the HomePod. Reviews and first impressions from customers have been largely positive, and most people have praised the sound quality and the small size.

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Top Rated Comments

GrumpyMom Avatar
2 weeks ago
Got mine.

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Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
2 weeks ago
Kind of annoying my 8:02AM pre-order day order is arriving Thursday when I can now walk in to our local Apple store and buy one.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frankdogg Avatar
2 weeks ago


A rechargeable battery was my no. 1 requirement for this HomePod.

If there was a battery inside it would no longer be in the HomePod category. It would be a GoPod or something.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chabig Avatar
2 weeks ago


I hate how theres no internal battery. Stuff like this is why i hate apple sometimes. Woulda been an automatic buy if it was portable

It is portable if you carry an external power bank. If Apple were to build that in, the device would be larger, heavier, and more expensive for everyone. Perhaps a future version can have a battery built in.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mansu944 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I can already see me getting like 6 of these for gifts and myself...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dawhol9 Avatar
2 weeks ago


I hate how theres no internal battery. Stuff like this is why i hate apple sometimes. Woulda been an automatic buy if it was portable

So do you have a beats pill? Thats an apple made portable speaker thats battery powered....this isn't a beats pill...its HomePod.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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