Apple is discontinuing the original, full-size HomePod and will now focus its speaker efforts on the HomePod mini, the company said. TechCrunch Friday night.
Here’s what Apple said in a statement TechCrunch:
A HomePod mini has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers incredible sound, an intelligent assistant and smart home management for just $ 99. We focus our efforts on HomePod mini. We discontinue the original HomePod, it will be available from now on while stocks last through the Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Stores and Apple Authorized Retailers. Apple provides HomePod customers with software updates and service and support through Apple Care.
The Space Gray model of the full-size HomePod has already been sold out in Apple’s online store.
The full-size HomePod has excellent sound quality, but it was criticized for the high price of $ 349 at launch. Apple finally dropped the price to $ 299 in April 2019 and came out with the $ 99 HomePod mini last year.
The move is not entirely surprising; Apparently the sales of the HomePod were low, and in our review we felt that the HomePod mini offers a good sound for its size.