HomePod Mini Launching in Additional Countries in June

Apple today announced that the HomePod mini will be launching in additional countries in June, including Austria, New Zealand, and Ireland.

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Pricing is set at €99 in Austria and Ireland, and $159 in New Zealand, with the usual space gray and white color options.

HomePod mini first launched in October 2020 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the UK, with availability expanded to China, Mexico, and Taiwan later in the year.

Last month, Apple announced that the full-size HomePod will be discontinued when supplies run out, with the company placing its focus on the HomePod mini. The smaller version of the HomePod received positive reviews upon its launch, with many people praising the speaker's impressive sound quality relative to its price tag and size. However, critics believe that Siri still lags behind other assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Top Rated Comments

WillFisher Avatar
23 months ago
As an Englishman living in NZ with his full sized HomePod and being a bit sad about HomePod being discontinued after all this time waiting... I'm excited for HomePod mini to be arriving here!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seoras Avatar
23 months ago

Honestly I’m a HomePod OG owner n love the sound!

considering 3yrs is all it took for Apple to ditch the OG but kept the AppleTV 4K and upgraded it, I’m VERY sceptical of purchasing any smart speaker from Apple.
Up until last year I was FULLy against Sonos now I’m reconsidering since all the do is speakers and they’ll not quit ona product before fully giving it 150% to keep their business and revenues going. 1 product fails then light on the others gets grim and dim.

maple can focus on much more important products to make up the difference.
I'd be very surprised if Apple stopped supporting the original HomePod with software updates and service within the next 5 years.
With Apple its all about the brand and reputation, and as you've pointed out, trust.
I see the original HomePod as something of a good buy 2nd hand now that people are assuming the worst about it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Santabean2000 Avatar
23 months ago
Stoked. Often miss out on things here at the bottom of the world (NZ).

can’t wait!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGüey Avatar
23 months ago
Purple? ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheAustrianGuy Avatar
23 months ago
Apple, you just got yourself a sale. Or two. Or three.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Seoras Avatar
23 months ago
I've had the original Home Pod for a year now here in NZ (my Apple account is still a UK one).
Works just fine which asks the question - why did Apple wait until now?
I've been living in NZ for several years now, my family (wife and kids) are all Kiwis, but I still can't tell the difference between an Aussie and Kiwi accent. ;)
Is Apple claiming that Siri can? :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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