After teasing the release of the HomePod mini in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland earlier this month, Apple has started taking orders for the product in those countries.
Apple launches HomePod mini in three new countries
Customers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland can now place orders for the speaker from the tech giant’s online store as well as purchase it from physical stores, as spotted by iCulture. Current lead times for the device range from one business day up to five days. However, customers can likely purchase the device same-day at Apple Store locations.
Earlier this month at its “Peek Performance” event, Apple said it would launch the HomePod mini in the three countries by the end of March but never gave a specific release date.
The speaker gained support for languages spoken in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland back in December in a HomePod software version update.
With its recent expansion to three new countries, HomePod mini is officially available in 18 countries, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The Cupertino tech giant is expected to release the speaker in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland later this year.
Launched in 2020, the compact smart speaker offers advanced technology for a fraction of the price of its predecessor. With a price tag of $99, HomePod mini is powered by an S5 chip that offers rich acoustic sound powered by computational audio and advanced software. The smart speaker pairs seamlessly with iPhone and features native Siri support which is private and secure.
With multiple HomePod mini speakers, users can even play the same music throughout the house, a different song in every room, or create a stereo pair for an even more immersive experience.
The speaker is available in five colorways: white, space gray, yellow, orange, and blue. It also comes with a woven power cable and a 20W USB-C power adapter in the box.