Today is HomePod launch day in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, and as promised, the speaker is now on display and available to purchase at most of Apple’s retail stores in each of those countries.
HomePod box via Kris Jones on Twitter
HomePod has already received rave reviews for its sound quality from both the media and early adopters, but customers who prefer their own listening demo can now visit one of Apple’s stores to hear it for themselves. Of course, customers can also take advantage of Apple’s 14-day return policy and try it at home.
Most if not all of Apple’s retail locations currently have plentiful stock of the speaker in both Space Gray and White, but we recommend calling ahead before making the trip. To check availability in your area: go to the HomePod order page, click on the link under the “Pickup” section, and enter your ZIP or postal code.
HomePod orders placed online today are estimated for delivery by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, so if you didn’t pre-order the speaker, visiting an Apple Store is the only option to get one in your hands this weekend. Some resellers like Best Buy may also have limited in-store availability.
Meanwhile, deliveries are beginning to arrive to customers who did pre-order the HomePod a few weeks ago. If you’ve received yours already, be sure to share your thoughts in the MacRumors discussion forums.Related Roundup: HomePodBuyer’s Guide: HomePod (Buy Now)Discuss this article in our forums