HomePod and HomePod Mini Launch in Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey on May 10

Apple today announced that its HomePod mini and second-generation HomePod will go on sale in Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey from next week.

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Apple is accepting pre-orders through its online stores in the three countries from today, with the speakers shipping and going on sale in Apple's regional retail stores on May 10.

The ‌HomePod mini‌ was initially released by Apple in October 2020 across the U.S. and a handful of other countries. Since launch, the speaker has not seen significant hardware revisions, though Apple did introduce new colors in November 2021 and activated the devices' temperature and humidity sensors via software updates last year. The introduction of the ‌HomePod mini‌ in two more countries makes the prospect of a second-generation model being released anytime soon pretty unlikely.

In 2021, Apple phased out the original full-size ‌HomePod‌, but it launched a second-generation version in January. This new ‌HomePod‌ retains a design similar to its predecessor but includes an enlarged backlit touch interface and several other enhancements. Both the new ‌HomePod‌ and ‌HomePod mini‌ are Siri-based smart speakers, and come with Matter compatibility and support for stereo pairing.

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ric22 Avatar
4 weeks ago

sound a desperation to sell garbage to 3rd world countries. they are smarter that you think.
Google the definition of a "3rd world country" then apologise to those two nations.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ertanunver Avatar
4 weeks ago
It will be available in Turkiye too.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
omenatarhuri Avatar
4 weeks ago

Nice timing for a 4-years-old product...

I don't get it.
It’s the Moores law. More markets, more sales, more moneys.

Taught in advanced economics.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ric22 Avatar
4 weeks ago

In 2021, Apple phased out the original full-size HomePod, but it launched a second-generation version in January. This new HomePod retains a design similar to its predecessor but includes an enlarged backlit touch interface and several other enhancements.
No mention of the various ways the second generation HomePod regressed due to cost cutting measures?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
4 weeks ago
Niiice! Three more countries that can get frustrated by Siri from the comfort of their sofa.
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Kay_Ess Avatar
4 weeks ago

Does this make it unlikely there’ll be an update to HomePods anytime soon?
Or that there will be.
Now they can dump older products on markets where the spendable income for frivolous products is much lower so the prices there will also be much lower. Maybe not officially in their own stores but they can definitely lower the price to resellers, like they did for the iPad 2022 earlier this year.

People expect Apple to go full AI focused this year, including in their chips line up. Two big reasons to expect a more capable Siri. And a HomePod with a more capable Siri is a good reason for people to upgrade.

I suspect there is a big update in the pipeline.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)