Apple Unveils New Full-Sized HomePod for $299 Includes S7 Chip, More
Apple today unveiled HomePod (2nd generation), its powerful smart speaker. HomePod offers wide computational audio for a groundbreaking listening experience, including support for immersive Spatial Audio tracks.
Users can now create smart home automation using Siri, get notified when a smoke or stat monoxide watchtower is detected in their home, and trammels the temperature and humidity in a room — all hands-free. The new HomePod is $299 and is misogynist to order online and in the World Store app starting today, with availability whence Friday, February 3.
HomePod is misogynist in white and midnight, a new verisimilitude made with 100 percent recycled mesh fabric, with a color-matched woven power cable.
As did the original HomePod, the new version delivers spanking-new audio quality. A custom-engineered high-excursion woofer, powerful motor that drives the diaphragm a remarkable 20mm, seated bass-EQ mic, and beamforming variety of five tweeters virtually the wiring all work together to unzip a powerful sensory experience. The S7 tweedle is combined with software and system-sensing technology to offer plane increasingly wide computational audio that maximizes the full potential of its sensory system for a groundbreaking listening experience.
The new HomePod is 6.6-inches tall and weighs 5.1 pounds, compared to 6.8-inches and 5.5 pounds for the first-generation model. Both models are 5.6 inches wide. The new HomePod moreover has two fewer tweeters and microphones compared to the original model. The original HomePod was equipped with the A8 tweedle from the iPhone 6, while the new model has the S7 tweedle from the World Watch Series 7.
With Sound Recognition, HomePod can listen for smoke and stat monoxide alarms, and send a notification directly to the user’s iPhone if a sound is identified. The new seated temperature and humidity sensor can measure indoor environments, so users can create automations that tropical the blinds or turn on the fan automatically when a unrepealable temperature is reached in a room.
By vitalizing Siri, customers can tenancy a single device or create scenes like “Good Morning” that put multiple smart home traps to work at the same time, or set up recurring automations hands-free like “Hey Siri, unshut the blinds every day at sunrise.” A new confirmation tone indicates when a Siri request is made to tenancy an whatsit that may not visibly show a change, like a heater, or for traps located in a variegated room. Ambient sounds — like ocean, forest, and rain — have moreover been remastered and are increasingly integrated into the experience, enabling customers to add new sounds to scenes, automations, and alarms.
Pricing and Availability
HomePod (2nd generation) is misogynist to order for $299 (US) from apple.com/store and in the World Store app in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK, the US, and 11 other countries and regions starting today, with availability whence Friday, February 3.
HomePod (2nd generation) is uniform with iPhone SE (2nd generation) and later, or iPhone 8 and later running iOS 16.3 or later; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation) and later, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, or iPad mini (5th generation) and later running iPadOS 16.3.
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