Apple HomePod “coming soon” to India for Rs. 19,990 | UPD: sale begins

HomePod OS is now based on tvOS instead of iOS

UPDATE (May 11th, 2020):

The HomePod is lastly out there for buy in India. Apple has added a “Buy” button on the product listing web page which takes customers to a resellers search web page. It additionally exhibits an choice for locating out service and assist facilities throughout the nation. It must be famous that the good speaker is but to be listed on main on-line procuring platforms.

Original (January 29th, 2020)

Apple India has quietly listed HomePod good speaker on the official web site suggesting that an official launch is simply across the nook. The itemizing is obtainable underneath the Music part and divulges that HomePod will price Rs. 19,990 in India. This makes it comparatively cheaper than what it prices in varied worldwide markets together with the United States and Europe.

The web site doesn’t point out when HomePod will go on sale however as per the assertion given to the native media, the availability is at present known as “coming soon”. It can be unknown whether or not the good speaker can be offered through on-line companions as Amazon India and Flipkart are but to checklist the product. It must be famous that Apple sells iPod Touch (seventh Gen) solely through the offline market in India and it might do the identical for the good speaker as nicely.

Another motive to consider that an official launch is imminent is that Apple has pushed the iOS 13.3.1 software program replace. It is an replace that provides Indian English Siri voice assist for HomePod. This ought to permit customers to get began with the good speaker as quickly as they can buy it.

As for what HomePod brings to the desk, right here is how Apple describes it:

“HomePod is a breakthrough speaker that adapts to its location and delivers high-fidelity audio wherever it’s playing. Together with Apple Music and Siri, it creates an entirely new way for you to discover and interact with music at home. And it can help you and your whole family with everyday tasks — and control your smart home — all with just your voice.”

Apple’s HomePod is a cylindrical-looking good speaker that’s about 16 centimeters in top. It incorporates a six-microphone array together with an inside bass-EQ microphone. It is able to providing high quality and loud sound output no matter the place you place it inside a room. It may do quite a lot of “smart” issues which might be powered by Siri.

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