First HomePod Orders Starts Shipping To Customers Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Release
After several delays, Apple's HomePod was finally put up for pre-orders. The launch date was set for February 9. Now, as it seems, Apple has started shipping HomePod to pre-order customers in Australia for February 9 delivery. In addition to this, pre-order customers have also started receiving shipment notifications from Apple. The shipment notifications details that the HomePod have shipped and are on their way to the customers. We are not seeing delays in shipments and the day of launch is exactly what the company chose. So let's dive in to see some more details on the HomePod shipments.
HomePod Pre-Order Customers Start Receiving Shipment Notifications
At the time of writing, it's the evening of February 8 in Australia. This means that HomePod shipments could possibly start arriving in a matter of hours. So pre-order customers in Australia can buckle up for a noisy surprise. However, Apple has not sent any shipment notifications in the United States in the United Kingdon. Nonetheless, it's just a matter of time when the company decides to do so as per the clock.
Pre-order customers in the United States are still seeing the status of their deliveries as "Preparing for Shipment". However, Apple did send a preliminary shipment info to UPS a few days ago. If you're residing in the United States, you have the option available to locate your HomePod's shipping information by navigating to the UPS website, then select the track by reference number option and then putting in the phone number associated with your smart speaker's order.
Apart from this, Apple is using the Next Day Air delivery in the United States. In addition to this, the HomePod units are shipping out from local hubs, and there is no tracking information available on it as of now. The HomePod deliveries will be commenced in the United States at around 8:00 a.m local time on Friday, February 9. In addition to this, customers in East Coast will be receiving their orders first.
One thing that you should take note of at this stage is that Apple is no longer offering the Siri-powered smart speaker for in-store pickup or February 9 deliveries. However, the company would surely have a supply of HomePod smart speakers for walk-in customers in retail stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia on launch day. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.
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News Source: MacRumors