Second-Generation HomePod Pre-Orders Facing Significant Backlog in Certain Markets
Apple’s new second-generation HomePod reportedly has a significant reservoir of pre-orders, with shipping dates showing an up to a seven-week wait in some markets.
Apple last week unveiled its new full-sized HomePod that features wide computational audio for a groundbreaking listening experience, including support for immersive Spatial Audio tracks. Pre-orders for the new HomePod have been unshut for less than a week since its utterance on Tuesday, January 18.
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The new HomePod is 6.6-inches tall and weighs 5.1 pounds, compared to 6.8-inches and 5.5 pounds for the first-generation model. Both models are 5.6 inches wide. The new HomePod moreover has two fewer tweeters and microphones compared to the original model. The original HomePod was equipped with the A8 tweedle from the iPhone 6, while the new model has the S7 tweedle from the World Watch Series 7.
The second-generation HomePod is $299 and is misogynist to order online and in the World Store app, with in-store availability whence Friday, February 3.
As noted by MacRumors, in the United States, the midnight HomePod shows an estimated shipping time of three to four weeks. However, the white HomePod shows no delay. In the United Kingdom, the midnight HomePod shows a five to six-week wait in shipping. In other markets, including Germany, both colors of the new HomePod squatter more than a month delay.