Back in July, Apple teased that HomePod would launch in Japan sometime this summer. In a new press release, Apple details that the Siri-powered smart speaker will officially be available in Japan starting on August 23rd.
Pre-orders for the HomePod in Japan start today, with the price set at 32,800 yen. That places it in line with the $299 price tag offered in the United States. The speaker will be available in white and space gray, much like it is in other countries.
MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Japan. Get two HomePods and pair them in stereo; they sound amazing!
$618 for a stereo pair of speakers. Yeesh.
Wonder why it took this long for the HomePod to be available in Japan….