When Apple first debuted the HomePod, it was expensive as far as smart speakers were concerned, and it never quite took off the way Apple had hoped. However, it seems that the company could be making up for that with the HomePod mini because according to the estimated delivery times, the dates are starting to slip.
This means that more units are being ordered that Apple had initially anticipated or allocated in terms of available units. This is a good problem to have. For example, if you were to choose the Space Gray option, over in the US, you would have to wait anywhere between 2-3 weeks before getting it, while other markets like the UK, Canada, and France, shipping estimates are between 3-4 weeks.
It shouldn’t be surprising that the HomePod mini might end up being a better-seller than the original HomePod. It is priced at $99 versus the HomePod which is priced at $299. Plus it more or less offers up the same functionality at a third of the price, and given that most people use smart speakers to control their smart home devices, it makes more sense to purchase an inexpensive smart speaker, which explains why devices like the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Nest Mini are doing so well.
We’re not sure if Apple ever plans on releasing the actual figures in terms of HomePod mini units sold, but for now, things are looking good.