Apple’s $349 HomePod smart speaker arrives Feb. 9, but it won’t have multi-room audio
After a slight delay, Apple has announced that pre-orders for HomePod will begin this Friday, January 26, with units set to begin shipping on Feb. 9. The $349 smart speaker will be available in just three countries at launch: U.S., U.K., and Australia.
Apple unveiled HomePod at WWDC back in June, where Tim Cook and Phil Schiller touted the device’s musical capabilities. Dubbed a “magical new music experience,” the 7-inch speaker is packed with a seven-array beam-forming tweeter array and a high-excursion subwoofer to deliver rich, robust sound.