Apple HomePod debuts in China with a 2,799 Yuan price tag, sales on January 18


Apple’s smartphones business might be on the slowdown in China but the company is announcing its Apple HomePod speakers in the country along with Hong Kong, announced the Cupertino giant today. The Apple HomePod will be available from January 18 starting at 2,799 Yuan ($415) in China and the HK$2,799 in Hong Kong respectively from official Apple stores.

The Apple HomePod was previously being sold in Australia and the two new countries are the latest Asian regions to receive the new smart speakers. Apart from Asia, the barrel-shaped speaker already sells in a number of European countries like the UK, France, Spain and Germany.

Coinciding with it’s China release which was hinted last year, the Apple HomePod has also received support for Cantonese and Mandarin in China and a Cantonese dialect in Hong Kong. Also, as per Apple’s press release, the HomePod can stream music from AirPlay-supported apps including some Chinese ones like QQ Music, DeDao, iHuman Story, and also a few like Spotify, KKBOX, JOOX, and Podcast in Hong Kong.

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