“We want to reinvent home music.” – Apple CEO, Tim Cook.
That’s a bold statement, but coming from a company that’s completely revolutionized the way we consume music, through iTunes, the iPod, and now Apple Music, there’s no doubt that the new HomePod device will up the music listening experience.
The smart speaker is notably adaptable to its environment, creates streamlined conversation between users and “Siri,” and links to one of the largest music catalogues out there, all the while optimizing space and seamlessly providing top notch, interactive sound. While sleek in look and size, HomePod is a powerful device “engineered to bring the house down.”
Your new homegirl, “Siri” will make sure to keep track of your musical taste and preferences, and also keep note if there’s something you don’t enjoy. Plus, it’s more than a speaker — HomePod is being described as a “home assistant,” with the ability to set reminders, pull up news and information, and pretty much do anything else “Siri” is already capable of doing.
It almost sounds too good to be true. But, you’re going to have to wait until December to hear it for yourself, as HomePod will be available to ship to US, UK, and Australia for $349 at that time.
Size and Weight
Dimensions: 6.8 inches high (172 mm), 5.6 inches wide (142 mm)
Weight: 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)
Available in two colors
High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
Six-microphone array for far-field Siri and room sensing
Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
Direct and ambient audio beamforming
Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Multiroom speaker support with AirPlay 23
Languages: English (Australia, UK, U.S.)