Apple has unveiled its new HomePod Mini which is just 3.3-inch tall and delivers 360-degree audio. It is designed to fit anywhere in the house and is wrapped in a perfectly seamless mesh fabric which is transparent to audio.
The Apple HomePod Mini allows stereo pairing to create left and right channels for even more immersive sound. It also connects with sound system of your whole house. There is support for Siri Voice assistant, which can recognize the voices of up to 6 different family members.
The HomePod Mini can also act as intercom and can also send and receive messages through CarPlay, or your AirPods or Apple Watch. The Apple S5 chip analyzes the music to optimize loudness, adjust dynamic range and control movement of drivers and passive radiators for optimum sound experience.
Apple HomePod Mini Specifications
- Dimensions: 84.3 x 79.9 mm
- Weight: 345 grams
- Touch Controls: Tap (Play/Pause music / Siri), Double Tap (Skip), Triple Tap (Skip back), Touch and hold (Siri), Tap or Hold + or – (Volume up/down)
- 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 2, Stereo pair capable
- Audio Sources: Apple Music, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library with Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription, 3rd party music services, Apple Music radio or episodes on demand, Radio stations from TuneIn / iHeartRadio / Radio.com, Apple Podcasts, News briefings, AirPlay or other content to HomePod Mini from iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch / Apple TV / Mac
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802 .11 b/g/n, Direct Guest Access, Bluetooth V5.0, Thread, Ultra wideband chip for device proximity
- System Requirements: HomePod mini with the latest version of software, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) with the latest iOS; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad mini 4 or later with the latest iPadOS, 802.11n Wi-Fi internet access
The Apple HomePod Mini price is Rs. 9900 and will go on sale from November 16th. Its pre-orders start from November 6th. The device comes in Space Grey and White colors and will be available at Apple.com and at Apple Authorized Resellers.