Apple will start off promoting the HomePod in Japan and Taiwan from following week. Pre-orders are by now stay on the company’s website, with the clever speaker set to ship on Friday, August 23rd. The HomePod is priced at 32,800 yen in Japan, which will work out to about $309, and $9,900 New Taiwan pounds, or about $316. Apple minimize the US start price by $50 to $299 previously this yr, even though it is been acknowledged to market for considerably significantly less.
More than two years from its unveiling at WWDC 2017, Japan and Taiwan are only the eleventh and twelfth marketplaces that Apple has produced the HomePod out there in all over the world. Apple is not giving up on the products, nonetheless, and is including new capabilities in iOS 13 this sort of as the capacity to acknowledge the voices of multiple customers.
Update, August 16th, 1.15AM ET: Extra facts on the launch in Taiwan.