Apple HomePod now available for purchase in India
Apple HomePod smart speaker is finally available for purchase in India. Those interested can buy the speaker from Apple Authorised resellers across the country along with e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Paytm. It is already listed on Apple’s official website with the ‘Buy’ button.
The speaker will reportedly not be available on Amazon because the e-tailer has its Echo range of smart speakers and is thus a competitor to Apple HomePods. The availability of the speaker will be in line with the current guidelines of the government. It means that while the buyers in Green and Orange zones will be able to buy the Apple HomePod right away, those in Red zones may have to wait a bit longer.
The speaker came to Indian market four months after Apple first talked about its availability in India.
On the pricing front, the Apple HomePod is priced at Rs 19,990. Interestingly, it is one of the first Apple devices which is priced cheaper for the Indian market as compared to the US.
Apple HomePod is a Siri-powered smart speaker. The smart speaker adapts to its location and promises to deliver high-fidelity audio. Apart from playing music it also helps users with everyday tasks and in controlling their smart home devices. It comes in two colour options: Space Grey and White. For wireless connections, it is equipped with Bluetooth version 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO.