Japanese HomePod Launching This Summer

· Andrew Orr · Product News

A Japanese HomePod will launch this summer for ¥32,800 (US$302.48). We don’t have a launch date but the order page is live.

HomePod 2, HomePod mini — Rumors, Prices

· John Martellaro · Link

David Price at Macworld UK writes:

We round up all the clues and rumours related to the HomePod 2: its release date, price & tech specs. Find out if Apple could be launching a cheaper HomePod mini.

Author Price notes:

… Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis believes Apple will launch a “cheaper HomePod in 2019,” and that it will have “broader appeal.” He thinks that HomePod sales have been  “underwhelming” with less than 5 million sold so far.

Give me a HomePod mini for $159 – $179 to play with, and I’m in. Along with many others.

Apple Cuts HomePod Price by $50, Now $299

· Andrew Orr · Link

Apple is cutting the price of the HomePod a bit. It used to be US$349 but now it costs US$299.

Apple today cut the price of HomePod on its online store by $50, with the smart speaker now listed for $299, down from $349. The price drop follows recent promotional discounts at several third-party retailers across the U.S.

A Great Explanation of Apple's HomePod Semi-failure

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Apple HomePod

It’s not hard to figure out that Apple’s HomePod hasn’t been as successful as the Amazon Echo. But figuring out the exact cause is harder. It’s not the price.

Apple HomePod: $296.10

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Apple HomePod smart speaker

We have a deal on an Apple HomePod. This is Apple’s Siri-based speaker with a built-in subwoofer, 7 tweeters, and microphones to hear your commands for Siri. It retails for $349, and our deal is for $329. But, our friends at Stack Commerce gave us coupon code “HOMEPOD10” that will save 10%, for a checkout price of $296.10. Our link points to the Space Gray mode, but you can also choose the White version in the deal listing. Get it while you can.

Get a HomePod From Target For $100 Off

· Andrew Orr · News

You can get a HomePod from Target for US$249.99, which is US$100 off the regular price. This is one of the biggest price drops we’ve seen.

Here's How Siri Works on the HomePod

· Andrew Orr · News

Although the journal entry is highly technical in nature, it’s a fascinating glimpse into the technology underpinning the HomePod.

Get a HomePod for £279 in the UK this Cyber Monday

· Charlotte Henry · Cool Stuff Found

LONDON – Currys PC World is selling the white Apple HomePod for £279 ($358) for Cyber Monday. The HomePod is normally £319 ($410). It also has the HomePod available in black for £299. Furthermore, the company is offering 9 months of the Deezer Premium music streaming service for free as part of the deal. This deal is available online only, although the item can be picked up in a shop shortly after purchase. In a shop, the HomePod currently costs £299  ($384).

Get a HomePod for £279 in the UK this Cyber Monday

Apple's Black Friday Is Here and Mostly Ho-Hum

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple Black Friday Event 2018

Apple has never been big on sales, but there’s something about making everything but the newest models eligible for gift cards extra insulting.

Philips Hue App Adds Siri Shortcuts Support

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Philips Hue lights with Siri support

The Philips Hue app for controlling Hue smart lights was updated on Tuesday with support for iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts.