MacAlert!

Up to the minute Apple and Mac news alerts

The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan next week

[2019-08-16 00:37:35]

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple will start selling the HomePod in Japan from next week. Pre-orders are already live on the company’s website, with the smart speaker set to ship on Friday, August 23rd. The HomePod is priced at 32,800 yen in Japan, which works out to about $309. Apple cut the US launch price by $50 to $299 earlier this year, though it’s been known to sell for significantly less. More than two years from its unveiling at WWDC 2017, Japan is only the eleventh market that Apple has made the HomePod available in worldwide. Apple isn’t giving up on the product, however, and is adding new features in iOS 13 such as the ability to recognize the voices of multiple users.

The Apple HomePod goes on sale in Japan next week


Read more....



RELATED!

iOS 13 beta hints at an Apple iPhone 11 event on September 10th

Apple’s editorial App Store ‘Today’ stories now work in web browsers

Apple’s tap-to-use student IDs let pupils buy food and badge into their dorms

Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks to let Siri play your Discover Weekly

AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod will face 10 percent import tax, starting in September

Google, Apple, Microsoft reportedly ignoring safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps

Apple’s first Morning Show trailer teases a heavy take on TV journalism

TP-Link cancels plan to add Apple HomeKit support to its smart plugs

Apple’s next iPad Pro could come with a rear triple-camera array

Apple Card restrictions include no jailbreaking or cryptocurrency purchases

Vergecast: Apple’s earnings report, face unlock for the Pixel 4, and the SMART Act

The FTC is looking into the Amazon and Apple deal that crushed small resellers

Deleting your Siri voice recordings from Apple’s servers is confusing — here’s how

Apple stops letting contractors listen to Siri voice recordings and will offer opt-out later

You can now subscribe to CBS All Access through the Apple TV app