Apple has officially launched its latest HomePod with Siri in India. The smart speaker was first unveiled at WWDC 2017.
The Apple Homepod is an A8 chip powered smart speaker which is 7-inch tall. It listens to instructions locally and securely encrypts them.
The woofer inside is designed by Apple and delivers deep clean Bass. There are custom array of seven beam forming tweeters.
It has Siri which recognizes natural voice (even Indian tones) and allows one to easily control other connected devices. There are six microphones to ensure that each command is captured.
Apple HomePod specifications
- Dimensions: 172 x 142 mm (H x W)
- Weight: 2.5 Kg
- Touch Surface: Tap or hold +/- for volume, Touch and Hold for Siri, Tap to play/pause music or Siri, Double-tap to skip, Triple-tap to skip back
- Compatibility: Phone 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. Requires Apple Music subscription for full music functionality
- Audio Technology:
- High-Excursion woofer with custom amplifier
- Array of 7 horn-loaded tweeters, each with own custom amplifier
- Six-microphone array for far-field Siri
- Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
- Direct and ambient audio beamforming
- Transparent Studio-level dynamic Processing
- Stereo pair capable
- Audio Formats: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV and FLAC
- Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Direct Guest access, Bluetooth V5.0, Multi-room speaker support with AirPlay 2
- Audio sources: Apple Music, iTunes music purchases, iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes match subscription, Beats 1 live radio, Beats 1 live episodes on demand, Apple Podcasts, AiPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac
The Apple HomePod price in India is Rs. 19,990 and comes in Space Grey and White colors. It will go on sale soon via Apple’s Authorized resellers across India.