Apple has just recently released the HomePod (2nd Gen) in India at a price of Rs. 32,900. Now that we are aware of it, we can confirm that the company with headquarters in Cupertino has raised the price of the HomePod mini smart home speaker in the country.
A price increase of Rs. 10,000 has also been implemented for each of the three 24-inch iterations of the iMac that are currently available. On the official Apple India store, you can now see the updated price that reflects the change. We have attempted to get a comment from Apple regarding the price increase; however, the company has not yet responded to our inquiry.
The new price of the HomePod mini in India is Rs. 10,900, which represents an increase of Rs. 1,000 from the previous price of Rs. 9,900. Similarly, the prices of the iMac models with a 24-inch display have also been increased. The iMac with a 24-inch display, 7 cores of graphics processing, and 256 gigabytes of storage has had its price increased from Rs. 1,19,900 to Rs. 1,29,900.
In the meantime, the price of an iMac with 256GB of storage space, an 8-core GPU, and a 24-inch display has increased to Rs. 1,49,900. Previously, the price of this model was set at 1,39,900 Indian rupees. Last but not least, the price of the version with 512GB of storage in India has been increased from Rs. 1,59,900 to Rs. 1,69,900. On the Apple India website, you can now find all of the updated prices.
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Have prices increased in a comparable manner in any other markets?
It has come to our attention that India is not the only market in which Apple has increased the price of the HomePod mini and the iMac. It would appear that the prices for these products have also gone up in countries such as France and the United Kingdom; however, the price of the HomePod mini has only increased by 20 New Zealand dollars in countries such as New Zealand.
Despite the fact that the new prices are currently being reflected on the Apple India website, the HomePod mini and the 24-inch iMac are still being sold at the old prices on Apple’s authorised resellers as well as e-commerce platforms.
Are there any other Apple products coming out?
The price of not only the Apple HomePod Mini and the Apple iMac has gone up, but according to a large number of customers, the price of the new Apple MacBook Pro, which comes in both a 14-inch and a 16-inch model, has also gone up. This was confirmed by Apple.
In further discussion of the price increases, it has been mentioned here that the price increases of the new Apple devices have also been reported in other regions, such as Europe, Austria, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and even Spain as well. These countries all belong to the European Union.
However, the price of an Apple iMac has not changed in either Germany or Ireland over the past few years. However, the increase in price was not nearly as significant in France.
What features come standard on The Apple HOMEPOD MINI?
The Apple HomePod Mini is a more compact version of Apple’s HomePod series of smart speakers. This new smart speaker also has the same high-quality fabric wrapped around it like the previous model did.
If we move on to the internals of the new speakers, we find that it has been stated that they come equipped with a dedicated new S5 chipset as well as an U1 chip. The microphones have been set up in such a way that they completely encircle the speaker. In addition to features such as Sound Recognition, temperature and humidity sensors, and the Stereo Pair feature, there are also other features.
What are the prices of the HomePod mini and the iMac in India?
A price increase of Rs 1,000 has been implemented for the HomePod mini, which means that it can now be purchased for Rs 10,900. To refresh your memory, Apple has introduced the HomePod mini, which can be purchased for the price of Rs 9,990. It has a fabric construction and four microphones, which allow Siri to process voice commands even when the user is a considerable distance away from the device.
The HomePod mini is backed by the S5 and U1 chip, and it comes with support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 as well as a 20W power adaptor. Additionally, the HomePod mini is compatible with Apple HomeKit. It is equipped with temperature and humidity sensors, as well as a stereo pair function, just like the most recent model. There are five different colour options available, including white, yellow, orange, blue, and grey for you to choose from.