Even though Apple’s HomePod won’t officially hit the market until December, at least two units have been spotted in the wild.
An apparent image of a HomePod posted to Instagram from a user in Shanghai, China.Credit: Instagram
First up, Instagram user themrlinc posted an image of what looks to be a white HomePod in some type of kitchen setting with a location of Shanghai, China. He simply tagged the post #homepod.
You can see what seems to be the speaker and its very Apple-style power cord.
Benedict Evans, a partner in venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, recently posted on Twitter something he saw in Control Center while in Menlo Park, California.
It seems to be an icon for the HomePod with the label “Kitchen.” That more than likely indicates an Apple employee is probably testing it in their home.
First announced at WWDC in June, the $349 speaker can be controlled with Siri commands. HomePod can adjust its sound based on its location in a room. It features seven tweeters and six microphones to listen for commands.