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Apple HomePod Launched in India | What about in Nepal?

Sujan Koirala 14 May, 2020

Just like Smartwatches, Wireless Buds, fitness trackers and TVs have been compulsory products for smartphone manufacturer, Portable speaker is also growing its market and be compulsory for many Tech Manufacturer. Google has Google Home, Amazon has Amazon Echo and Apple has Apple HomePod. Apple had launched Homepod back in 2018 and finally, it made its way to India. Apple HomePod is launched in India at the price of INR.19,990 (Converted |~Rs.32.2K Nepali Price).

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Apple HomePod Overview


Since its launch, Apple has always claimed its HomePod as one of the best home speakers with the best sound quality. This cylindrical speaker is a 6.8-inch tall, 5.6-inch width, and has a weight of 2.5KG.

Talking about the audio quality and specs, the homepod comes with a high-excursion woofer equipped with a custom-engineered amplifier. Apple HomePod has six different microphones and seven tweeters( includes own amplifier and transducer). The speakers also support AirPlay 2 to deliver a multi-room audio experience.

Apple HomePod is powered by A8 chipset which is helpful in the transfer of music from iPhone to HomePod. Just like Amazon has Alexa, Google Home has Google Assistance, Apple HomePod has Siri integration. The Siri helps in voice controls as well as other related functions.  

Apple HomePod also has a touch panel for gesture controls. For the connectivity, it has 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0.

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Apple HomePod Specifications

Size, Weight

6.8 inches high, 5.6 inches wide

2.5 kg

Audio Sources

Apple Music1

iTunes music purchases

iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription

Beats 1 live radio

Beats 1 live episodes on demand

Apple Podcasts

AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac

Audio Formats

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC2

Touch Surface

Tap or hold + or – for volume up/down

Touch and hold for Siri

Tap to play/pause music or Siri

Double-tap to skip

Triple-tap to skip back


802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

Direct guest access3

Bluetooth 5.0

Multiroom speaker support with AirPlay 2


Space Gray, White

Price and Availability

Apple HomePod has been available in the European and the US market since 2018 at the price of $299. Finally, the Apple Homepod is launched in India at the cost of INR.19,900. There is no information about the launch of this device in Nepal. We can only wish Oliz Store to bring this device soon in Nepal. We are expecting the price of Apple HomePod in Nepal to be around Rs.34,990. 


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