Apple starts selling HomePod in India for less than US pricing

Months after its official sale in India, Apple is now promoting the HomePod and directing users to local resellers where, exceptionally, the device is sold at a price lower than the usual American price.


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Apple launched the HomePod in India in January 2020, making its appearance on the territory almost two years https://appleiphonestop.com/s/18/02/08/first-homepod-orders-arrive-as-apple-publishes -use -guide. Although the official Apple website has specified that the HomePod is available, Apple India itself does not sell any products online. He also doesn’t have a physical Apple Store yet, and he hasn’t given any indication of where to buy HomePod.

Significantly, the price of the HomePod – both and as reported by Apple India in January – is less than the same device cost in the United States. It is extremely unusual for a local Indian price to beat a US price for any Apple product. Currently, the HomePod retails for 19,900 rupees, which is equivalent to $ 262.73. Currently, Apple sells the HomePod for $ 299 in the United States.

For comparison, a pair of AirPods Pro that sells in the United States for $ 249, is available in India for 24,900 rupees, or $ 328.75. In India, the new iPhone SE at $ 399 equals $ 561. And the $ 11 iPhone 699 is what would be $ 902.

International prices are difficult to usefully compare, since all countries, including the United States, apply taxes differently. Some, like the United Kingdom, for example, include local taxes in the published price. India, however, also adds high tariffs on devices that are not produced in the region.

Typically, Apple India has a Buy button which links to a page listing local authorized dealers and only appears when an item is available. So, just like in the United States, an advertised product will receive a promotion and a technical specification page until it is actually available for purchase, then a purchase page is added.

Although Apple has said that the HomePod has been available since January, it didn’t add this buy button until early May. It is currently unclear whether this is simply a new marketing promotion or an acknowledgment that availability has been delayed by four months.

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