Tuesday, October 13, 2020

#AppleEvent 10 October 2020 Recap: HomePod Mini

The Apple HomePod mini is the latest speaker from the tech giant, having been announced at the company's iPhone 12 event. A smaller version of the original Apple HomePod, the new smart speaker comes with a range of cool new features, including the ability to cast voice messages to Apple devices – including AirPods – in your home. The HomePod mini is set to cost $99 and available on 16 November 2020.

The Features:
  • Room-filling, 360-degree sound. Place HomePod mini speakers around the house for rich multiroom audio1 and features like Intercom.

  • Siri is an intelligent assistant for your HomePod mini. Just use your voice to check your calendar or the weather, set alarms, and complete everyday tasks.

  • Control your smart home accessories with just your voice using HomePod mini.

  • Privacy at home is essential. HomePod mini helps you keep your data private and secure.

Tech Specs:

  • Color: White and Space Grey
  • Size and Weight: 3.3 inches high (84.3 mm); 3.9 inches wide (97.9 mm); Weight 0.76 pound (345 grams)
  • Audio Technology:  Full-range driver and dual passive radiators for deep bass and crisp high frequencies; Custom acoustic waveguide for a 360º sound field; Acoustically transparent fabric; Computational audio for real-time tuning; Four-microphone design for far-field Siri; Multiroom audio with AirPlay 22 and Stereo pair capable
  • Audio Sources: Apple Music; iTunes music purchases; iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription; Third-party music services; Apple Music Radio or episodes on demand; Radio stations from TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and; Apple Podcasts; News briefings; AirPlay other content to HomePod mini from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac
  • Wireless: 802.11n Wi-Fi; Direct guest access4; Bluetooth 5.0; Thread5; Ultra Wideband chip for device proximity6

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