If you haven’t already ordered a HomePod mini and you live in Europe, your chances of getting one ahead of the holidays look incredibly slim. Shipping times have now slipped to early January on the Apple Store.
HomePod mini might be substantially more expensive than rivals like the Amazon Echo Dot at $99, but it keeps impressing users and reviewers with its audio quality and features like Intercom.
It’s unclear at this point whether HomePod mini is incredibly popular, or whether supplies were limited to begin with. But in almost all markets, it seems it’s going to be difficult to bag one before the end of the year.
HomePod mini supplies are low
In many countries throughout Europe — including the United Kingdom, France and Spain — HomePod mini isn’t shipping until January 6 at the earliest through the Apple Store. In Germany, the wait extends to mid-January.
There is a chance you may be able to get a HomePod mini sooner through third-party retailers. But don’t get your hopes up. When Apple.com is low on stock, it’s usually the same story elsewhere.
The original, full-size HomePod is still available and shipping right away — but it’s significantly more expensive than HomePod mini at $299.