HomePod, the innovative wireless speaker from Apple with built-in Siri, is available starting today in Canada, France and Canada after making its initial debut in January 2018 in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
HomePod’s staggered release will see the $349 wireless speaker hitting the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia next month before arriving in France and Germany later this spring. Local pricing was unknown at post time.
French tax authorities have recently issued Apple a fine in the amount of 400 million euros (about $422 million), according to L’Express. At the core of the adjustment is Apple’s complex and controversial tax optimization scheme that allows the firm to send back the lion share of its profits to tax-friendly countries such as Ireland.