When Apple discontinued the original HomePod in 2021, it was widely believed to be the end of the road for the main Siri smart speaker. A more affordable HomePod Mini had arrived just a few months earlier, and there was no sign of an updated full-size model.
However, that didn’t end up being the case. One of six new products announced by Apple in January 2023, the refreshed second-gen model is a minor update to that 2018 original.
It was joined by new versions of the Mac Mini, 14in and 16in MacBook Pros, plus the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that power most models. But it’s the HomePod 2 that’s our focus here, with the smart speaker now on sale in the US and UK.
Where to buy the HomePod 2 in the US
If you’re based in the US, there are a few retailers to choose from:
Where to buy the HomePod 2 in the UK
If you’re in the UK, there are even more options:
Best HomePod 2 prices right now
For the latest information, here are the best prices from trusted retailers:
When was the HomePod 2 released?
Apple officially announced the HomePod 2 via a press release on 18 January 2023. It’s technically known simply as “the new HomePod”, but this is a direct successor to the original.
Pre-orders are live now in the US, UK and many other countries around the world, ahead of release on 3 February 2023.
How much did the HomePod 2 cost at launch?
At full price, the HomePod 2 costs $299/£299 for the only model available, although you can choose between a black and white fabric finish.
For context, that’s cheaper than the original HomePod at launch ($349/£319), but its price dropped permanently to ($299/£279) soon after. It’s still more expensive than every smart speaker Amazon and Google makes, though, while the $99/£89 HomePod Mini is significantly more affordable.