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Why you need an extended warranty for your Apple HomePod

Man pressing Apple HomePod

After briefly being discontinued and replaced by the Apple HomePod Mini, Apple has put its standard-sized HomePod back on the market with new and improved features. The Apple HomePod 2nd generation is equipped with immersive audio, smart home device integration, Siri voice assistance, and so much more.

If you’ve decided to invest in the new HomePod, don’t forget to consider a product protection plan so you can get the most out of your purchase. Extended warranty plans offer extra protection that will give you peace of mind and ensure you get your money’s worth out of your new HomePod. Shop with Mulberry’s free browser extension so you can see what product protection plans are available to you.

HomePod 1st generation, HomePod Mini, and HomePod 2nd generation: What’s the difference?

If you follow Apple news (and even if you don’t), you’ve probably heard about the HomePod off and on since its original debut in 2017. With all of the HomePod updates over the years, it’s easy to get confused by all the different models and the features that set them apart.

Apple HomePod 1st generation

The Apple HomePod 1st generation hit stores in 2017 as Apple’s alternative to the Google Nest and Amazon Echo devices. With voice assistant capabilities and excellent audio quality, the HomePod was expected to be a success. However, due to a disappointing response from the public and the steep price tag of $349, the HomePod was ultimately discontinued.

Apple HomePod Mini

The Apple HomePod Mini, on the other hand, was an instant hit when it was released. With a low price of only $99, the HomePod Mini appealed to a larger audience due to its excellent sound quality, advanced voice assistant features, and compact size. The HomePod Mini also comes in 5 colors, helping it fit seamlessly into any room. 

Apple HomePod 2nd generation

While it seemed that Apple might have discarded the idea of the original HomePod altogether, Apple surprised fans when it announced the Apple HomePod 2nd generation. This iteration of the HomePod is packed with incredible sound quality, built-in temperature and humidity sensors, and automation capabilities. At only $299, the HomePod 2nd generation is significantly cheaper than the original HomePod, and is available in both white and midnight black.

Why you need an extended warranty for your Apple HomePod

It’s always important to be prepared and protect your products with extended warranty coverage. While Apple products come with a standard one-year warranty plan, this doesn't go far enough when it comes to protecting your HomePod. For example, while manufacturer defects and faulty workmanship are covered for the first year, cosmetic damage such as dents, scratches, and normal wear and tear are not. Additionally, even though Apple offers extended warranty coverage through AppleCare and AppleCare+, these plans are often expensive and limited in their coverage.

With an extended warranty plan like Mulberry Care, you can not only extend your coverage for manufacturer defects and faulty workmanship, but also expand it to receive coverage for things like accidents, power surges, and electrical failures. You'll also get free shipping for repairs and replacements, all for a low price.

Shop with Mulberry’s free browser extension to see what product coverage is available to you.


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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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