The HomePod mini is nearly as popular for its design as its excellent audio quality. But until now, it has only been available in two colours. Buy a HomePod mini today and you have two options: white or space grey (which is not very space-like and, in fact, considerably more like charcoal). Minimalist: yes. Tasteful: sure. Exciting: hmm.

But at the 18 October Apple event, three new colour options were announced: blue, yellow and orange.

HomePod mini

The good news is that they'll be out in time for Christmas. Apple confirmed that the new colours will be available to buy in late November, although a launch date has not been specified.

They'll be out in these territories: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, and the US.

Apple has knocked £10 off the price of the HomePod mini in the UK (our US friends aren't so lucky). This means that while the HomePod mini is widely available from retailers in the UK for £99, if you head to the Apple store, you can buy one for £89. However, at the moment, the traditionally-hued HomePod minis are the only ones available - but you can see the new colour options in the store.

If you're not sure whether or not to add the HomePod mini to your Christmas list, have a look at our review to see what we thought. If you're ready to leap straight to purchasing, here are the best retailers to buy from.