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It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Has your Apple HomePod arrived in the mail yet? If so, you already know what's coming. If not, have a look. Even the outside packaging is unexpectedly impressive...

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It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

We've grown used to Apple's easy-to-open product packaging, but we were pleasantly surprised to see an easy-open tab on the actual shipping box. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

And...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

It's ready to pull out.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Those two tabs on either side aren't super easy to navigate, but...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

...they're not hard either.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Here's the product out of its box.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Here's how you free the box from its plastic wrapper. Just tug on that tab...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

... and the plastic falls away.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

The box opens by being pulled from the top.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Here's the layout before the HomePod is removed from its cardboard packing base. 

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

You'll find the instructions under the HomePod's packing base, after you remove the device.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Here's what the bottom of the smart speaker looks like. Keep on going for still more step-by-step photos of unboxing, instructions, set-up, and, of course, that iconic Apple decal.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Published: / / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

The cord packaging looks a little dismayed to be without a cord, but it'll be fine.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

It's hard to see here, but the cord on the HomePod doesn't feel rubbery or hard. It's wrapped in fabric.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

We returned to the packaging to dig out the instructions.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

That's it? Well, OK. Here goes...

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Here's what comes up when you're ready to set up.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

This is what it looks like unplugged.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

And here's what it looks like when the power is connected. You'll also hear a tone, letting you know that the smart device is awake.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

...but we were tempted to try it anyway.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

It's ready for you to command!

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive

It's here!

Pull to open

That's all it takes

Hello, speaker!

Packing tabs

Free at last

Out of the box

Time to open and set up!

Another tab to pull

No more plastic

Vertical drop

Pre-removal

Where to find the instructions

Under the speaker

Cord packaging

Cloth-covered cord

Let's see here...

Here's the how-to

On an iPhone...

Waiting for power...

It's on!

This doesn't do anything...

Glam shot

Don't forget this

Don't forget to look for the decal, if you're into decals. This one comes with the how-to pamphlet.

Published: / Caption: / Photo: Leslie Gornstein/CBS Interactive
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