HomePod Mini Now Available to Order in New Zealand

Apple this week made the HomePod mini available to order in New Zealand, with pricing set at $159 including tax. Available in Space Gray and White, the speaker currently faces a 2-3 weeks shipping estimate in the country.

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Apple confirmed the HomePod mini would be launching in additional countries during its WWDC keynote earlier this month. The speaker became available to order in Austria and Ireland last week, and it will be released in Italy later this year. The international expansion comes after the full-sized HomePod was discontinued earlier this year.

HomePod mini was first released in October 2020 in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the UK.


Like the full-sized HomePod, the HomePod mini features built-in Siri for controlling music playback, managing HomeKit accessories, and more. Starting with tvOS 15, two HomePod minis can be set as an Apple TV 4K's default speaker outputs.

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Top Rated Comments

Candlelight Avatar
18 weeks ago
Maybe Apple will give New Zealand an actual Apple store next.
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coachgq Avatar
18 weeks ago
Order 2 and use them as a stereo pair. No matter what you are using them for. They sound much better that way.
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nothingtoseehere Avatar
18 weeks ago
I don't get why Apple has excluded so many countries. At least in the EU, regulations should not be the problem? Can anyone help me to understand why you would release a product in one EU country and not in another one?

(OK, this may be a silly question but it is mine...)
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JustSomebody12 Avatar
18 weeks ago

I don't get why Apple has excluded so many countries. At least in the EU, regulations should not be the problem? Can anyone help me to understand why you would release a product in one EU country and not in another one?

(OK, this may be a silly question but it is mine...)
HomePods (mini) are mostly powered by Siri.

Siri must support a nation’s language with a minimum level of quality for Apple to release the HomePod in that country.
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hagar Avatar
18 weeks ago

HomePods (mini) are mostly powered by Siri.

Siri must support a nation’s language with a minimum level of quality for Apple to release the HomePod in that country.
That answer makes no sense as Siri has been available in those languages on iPhone, iPad, macOS, etc. for many years.

The only reason I can think off is that Apple wants to make sure international artists are understood as well, but that still doesn’t explain why it has made little progress since the HomePod was announced in 2017.
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