The second-generation HomePod will launch on Friday, February 3, which is the day that pre-orders will ship and when the speakers will be available for purchase in retail stores. a lucky one MacRumors The reader received his HomePod days before, and the device was delivered today.

The ‌HomePod‌ in question was ordered from Best Buy and mistakenly delivered prematurely by Canada Post.

Apple’s second-generation ‌HomePod‌ is nearly identical to the now-discontinued original ‌HomePod‌, being slightly shorter. The main external design difference is the revamped screen, which is edge-to-edge, larger, and improves the overall look of the speaker.

The internals have also been changed with Apple tweaking the number of tweeters and microphones, but reviewers found that the speaker sounds largely the same as the original model. As with the first ‌HomePod‌, the new version comes in two colors, white and a new midnight shade.

Apple is selling the ‌HomePod‌ for $299 and it can be purchased from Apple’s website. It will be in stores on Friday.

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