The HomePod is Apple’s Smart Speaker with Siri, announced back in WWDC in 2017 and on sale since February this year only in the US, UK and Australia, without Singapore on the list.
Up until now, there has been no official word when it will be launched in more markets, but it seems that the HomePod is coming to Singapore soon!
With all electronic products such as the iPhone, and other devices need to be certified in Singapore before it goes on sale, a search on IMDA Equipment Search reveals that the HomePod has been certified, with the model, A1639, previously not seen in the list until recently. The model number shares the same as the US.
After almost 2 years (25 May 2016) since the major banks in Singapore support for Apple Pay, Citibank or Citi now finally supports for Apple Pay in Singapore.
Although it has been quite a while, it has finally arrived.
To add the Citi cards to Apple Pay, do refer to our How-To: Add a Credit or Debit Card for Apple Pay to your iPhone article!
Source: Citi on Apple Pay (SG)
The HomePod is a speaker with Siri built in. It is only available in the US, UK, and Australia but not in Singapore (yet). However, it does and will work worldwide just like in Canada, so long as you can speak the English language except that Siri does not tell the news unlike in those countries where the HomePod is available.
Although Siri may not be able to capture every word said all the time, probably due to our accent, but however, it does capture most of the words that we say, so long as we pronounce those words correctly and/or say them in complete sentences.
Now here’s the Unboxing of Apple’s HomePod: