HomePod mini is now available for pre-order

Homepod Mini Power Cable
Homepod Mini Power Cable (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple's HomePod mini is now available for pre-order.
  • The miniature HomePod is available in two colors; White and Black.
  • The speaker is priced at just $99.

After it was announced way back on October 13 Apple's new HomePod mini is now available for pre-order. You can buy it right now from Apple's website, priced at $99 (opens in new tab). The speaker will be available in stores next week, November 16.

The new speaker is available in either White or Black and sits at just 3.3 inches tall. Despite its size this is set to be a popular little speaker, especially considering it costs a fraction of the price of a standard HomePod. We've yet to see reviews of the new smart speaker, but if Apple's sound engineers have worked similar magic to HomePod, we're in for a treat.

Apple HomePod Mini Internal Hardware Overlay

Apple HomePod Mini Internal Hardware Overlay (Image credit: Apple)

Have you pre-ordered a HomePod mini and if so, will you be picking up another one for stereo sound? Let me know in the comments below!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

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1 Comment
  • I'm excited about trying these out. While I prefer the sound quality of Sonos to the (full-size) HomePod, the Sonos is such a hassle to maintain, particularly with software updates, that if the HomePod minis come anywhere near quality sound, I will swap out nearly all of the Sonos. ("Nearly all" because I still have a Connect for the old-school stereo.) Aside from sound quality and privacy -- which are the top two requirements -- the intercom is actually the killer feature I'm looking forward to. Lastly, I'm hoping Apple soon allows Siri to respond from BOTH speakers in a pair; this single-speaker nonsense is a pain.