A release of the second-generation HomePod and the HomePod mini could be coming to Israel soon. The iOS 16.6 Release Candidate released to developers this week adds Hebrew support for Siri on the HomePod, says Israeli website The Verifier.
Apple does not currently have an online store or retail stores located in Israel, so the HomePods would be sold via authorized resellers in the country.
The Verifier reports that Apple has allowed select users in Israel to test the new Hebrew language support on its HomePods, something the company is known for in the past doing before it eventually launched the smart speakers in that country. At this point in time, we do not know when the speakers might become available in Israel, but it is likely to happen in the next several months.
Apple brought the HomePod and HomePod mini to Chile, Singapore, and Denmark earlier this year, and in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and South Africa late last year.