Apple has hiked HomePod Mini and iMac costs in some international locations

Relying on the place you reside, the HomePod Mini and the iMac could have simply gotten costlier. The Apple Post noted that the corporate’s small sensible speaker went from £89 to £99 within the UK, and shops like MacRumors and 9to5Mac have reported the same €99 to €109 soar in different European international locations like Austria, Eire, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Within the UK, every pre-made iMac configuration additionally went up in value by £150. In France, iMac costs went up by €100 for the bottom mannequin and €110 for the opposite fashions, although they stayed the identical in Germany and Eire.

It’s onerous to discover a sample within the will increase. In New Zealand, the HomePod Mini’s value went from NZ$159.00 to NZ$179.00, whereas it stayed the identical in neighboring Australia. In the meantime, folks within the Netherlands have been paying the “elevated” €109 value because it became available in the country in March, 2022.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for touch upon why the worth hikes had been taking place in sure places. Within the US, the HomePod Mini continues to be $99, the identical value it launched at.

Whereas Apple did technically add new software program options to its sensible audio system this week, giving them the flexibility to sense temperature and humidity, it’d be onerous to argue that justifies elevating the worth, on condition that the {hardware} was already included. If you happen to purchased a HomePod Mini the day it launched for €99, you’re getting this function too by way of a software program replace.