As only non-iPhone announcement at Apple's October event, the HomePod mini is set to arrive this November.
A follow-up to the HomePod has been almost three years in the making, but the mini is different in a number of key areas. The new spherical design is much smaller than the original, although Apple insists that the sound quality will still be top-notch.
As expected, the hands-free experience is powered by Siri, which can recognise individual voices and operate a wide range of smart home tech. There's also deep integration with the iPhone, which includes a Handoff-style feature coming later in the year.
With the HomePod mini confirmed to go on sale this November, here's where you'll be able to pick one up.
When does the HomePod mini come out?
Unlike with the iPad Air 2020, we got specific HomePod mini release information at the event. Pre-orders for the speaker will go live on 6 November, before it goes on sale from 16 November.
Where to pre-order the HomePod mini
However, the retailers that are selling the original HomePod give us a pretty good idea where you might be able to pick one up. In the UK that's likely to be:
- Currys PC World
- John Lewis
- EE - you can add the original HomePod to your EE phone contract, so it might be a similar story with the mini
In the US, we'd expect the following retailers to stock the HomePod mini:
We'll update this page as and when listings with any of these retailers are live. Check back here from 6 November to secure your device.
How much does the HomePod mini cost?
At launch, the HomePod mini will cost £89.99/US$99.99.
That's in line with comparable smart speakers from the likes of Amazon and Google, but significantly more affordable than the original HomePod. That device still retails for £279/US$299, as it did at launch in February 2018.
Want to know more about the new model? Check out our guide to the HomePod mini.