Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:31 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple has announced that its HomePod speaker will be available to order in Japan and Taiwan later this summer. The speaker has had a slow worldwide rollout since launching in February 2018, with availability currently limited to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong. In April, Apple lowered the price of the HomePod from $349 to $299 in the United States. As of the fourth quarter of 2018, the speaker had an estimated worldwide market share of just four percent, according to Strategy Analytics. Pricing will be ¥32,800 in Japan and NT$9,900 in Taiwan.