Apple HomePod get certified in the US, sales to begin soon
Since Apple unveiled the Siri-powered HomePod at the WWDC 2017 last July, Apple fans have been waiting ever since to get their hand on the first AI-powered speaker from Cupertino. Initially, Apple targeted a launch date somewhere in December 2017 but several certification delays led to pushing the date even further, However, a report from MacRumours suggests that the HomePod has been approved by the FCC in the US, which means the HomePod will finally start rolling out of the assembly line.
Leaks have suggested that the FCC has approved the HomePod for the US market. Although Apple hasn’t given out an official date for the first sale of the HomePod, it is expected that the Siri-powered speaker will be available for sale sometime in late February or early March. According to Apple’s early claims, the HomePod will be shipped to US, UK and Australia initially. Apple hasn’t laid out plans for selling the HomePod in India as of now.
The Apple HomePod is Apple’s first Siri-powered music speaker that will play music wirelessly over Wi-Fi networks from Apple Music and will be compatible with all Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs. The HomePod will also connect to smart devices supporting Apple’s HomeKit. The HomePod will start at $349 in the US.