Pre-orders for HomePods from the Second Generation are facing a significant backlog in several markets

Pre-orders for HomePods from the Second Generation are facing a significant backlog in several marke ...

Apple's second-generation HomePod is apparently backlog of pre-orders, with shipping dates posing a seven-week delay in some areas.

Apple unveiled its latest full-size HomePod, which includes advanced computational audio for a revolutionary listening experience, as well as support for immersive Spatial Audio tracks. Pre-orders for the new HomePod have been available for less than a week since its release on Tuesday, January 18.

Siri allows users to make smart home automation, get alerted when a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm is detected in their house, and check the temperature and humidity in a room all while at the same time.

The new HomePod measures 6.6 inches tall and weighs 5.1 pounds, compared to 6.8 inches and 5.5 pounds for the first-generation model. Both models have a height of 5.6 inches, while the new model has the Apple Watch Series 7 chip.

The second-generation HomePod costs $299 and is available to purchase online and on the Apple Store app, with in-store availability starting Friday, February 3.

According to MacRumors, the midnight HomePod takes between three to four weeks to deliver. However, the white HomePod takes no longer than five weeks to arrive in the United Kingdom. In other countries, including Germany, both colors of the new HomePod may take longer to ship.

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