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Apple HomePod pre-orders open today

Apple HomePod pre-orders open today

EE told us that it would also kick off pre-orders at 1.30pm, but the device isn't yet available to order at the operator's website. Pre-orders for HomePod start on January 26 in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

The bin-like speaker was originally set to ship in time for Christmas, but Apple was forced to push back the release date, saying it "needs a little more time before it's ready for our customers".

The wireless smart speaker is expected to arrive in stores beginning Friday, Feb. 9, according to Apple.

Having two Sonos One devices - with built-in Alexa and voice control, but with an emphasis on playing music - allows you to link the devices together with Sonos' multiroom audio capabilities.

Been waiting for a good excuse to get a Sonos speaker? Details on this deal should be available on the Sonos site today.

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HomePod is available at an Apple retail price of £319 in white and space grey in the UK.

But as you might expect, many are predicting they could sell out fast.

"We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments and businesses to hear it for themselves".

As if the $199 Sonos One wasn't already a better value than the soon to be released Apple HomePod, Sonos just added insult to injury by announcing a special "Sonos Two" bundle that includes two Sonos One systems for $349.