HomePod shipping estimates have finally started slipping just days before the speaker makes its big debut. New customers in the U.K. will now have to wait until February 13 for delivery, but Apple retail stores will be selling HomePod this Friday.
The time to pre-order your HomePod has finally arrived. Customers in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia can place an order for Apple’s $349 smart speaker now. The device makes its official debut two weeks today, on February 9.
Apple’s first big product launch of 2018 is finally here after the HomePod launch was pushed back last year.
HomePod pre-orders are set to open to the public in just a few hours on Friday, January 25th. If the launch is anything like the iPhone X or AirPods, shipping times could slip quick, but it’s going to be hard to know when you can buy one.
Apple is now allowing all App Store developers to accept pre-orders for upcoming releases on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
Customers will be able to view product pages and place their order ahead of an app’s official release date. They will then receive a notification once it is available and the app will be downloaded automatically to their device.
Some Apple fans who weren’t expecting to receive their iPhone X until late November are in for a treat. Many customers report that their iPhone X shipping delays are being greatly reduced, with some already on their way.
Meanwhile, one lucky customer got their hands on their preorder iPhone X today.
UPDATE: Shipping times have now slipped to 5-6 weeks for all iPhone X models on the Apple online store.
Apple finally made iPhone X available to pre-order this morning, and within 30 minutes, shipping times slipped. If you didn’t get your order in early, you will now be waiting 4-5 weeks for Apple to deliver.
If you’re hoping to secure an iPhone X for launch day delivery on November 3, you’re going to need to act fast. Rumor has it that Apple has just 2-3 million units available, and they’re going to sell out in seconds.