Breakthrough Wireless Speaker Delivers an Immersive Listening Experience with High-Fidelity Sound
In December, Apple said that it would begin selling its HomePod smart speaker in China “early next year.” Today, the company revealed that the device will go on sale in China and in Hong Kong on Friday, January 18th.
The company began selling the HomePod a year ago in the US and has since rolled it out to various countries in Europe. As my colleague Shannon Liao noted back in December, the HomePod has a bit of an advantage over some of China’s domestic smart speakers with its ability to support both Mandarin and Cantonese, and that it is expected to cost RMB 2,799 (around $408.21), which is a bit above the US price of $350.
HomePod supports AirPlay 2, creating an effortless way for people to stream audio content from popular apps and services directly from an iOS device to HomePod and still experience breakthrough audio quality, whether listening to an audiobook, live radio or other popular music services.
“HomePod is the perfect wireless speaker for music lovers. It delivers an unmatched music listening experience with high-fidelity sound wherever it is placed and creates a new way to discover and interact with music using Siri,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“We’re excited to bring HomePod to our customers in mainland China and Hong Kong markets. We can’t wait for them to experience how great it sounds in their home, we think they are going to love it.”