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Apple Unveils HomePod mini Smart Speaker For $99

Apple Unveils HomePod mini Smart Speaker For 99

Ioshackz.com Apple Unveils HomePod mini Smart Speaker For $99 At today’s digital-only event, Apple unveiled HomePod mini, the newest addition to the HomePod family. At just 3.3 inches tall, HomePod mini is packed with innovative technologies and advanced software that together enable computational audio to deliver breakthrough audio quality wherever it is placed. It will be available in white and space gray at a much affordable price of just $99.

“HomePod mini has everything customers want in a smart speaker — amazing sound for listening to music, a world-class intelligent assistant that delivers a personal experience to each member of the household, and like every Apple product, it’s designed with privacy and security in mind,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “HomePod mini is the ultimate smart speaker for anyone with an Apple device. It works effortlessly with iPhone to hand off music, answer calls, or deliver personalized listening suggestions, elevates the sound from Apple TV, plays music from a Mac, and so much more. There’s a lot of Apple innovation packed into such a small speaker, all at an affordable price.”

HomePod mini is powered by the Apple S5 chip that works with advanced software to analyze the unique characteristics of the music and apply complex tuning models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators in real-time. Meanwhile, the Apple-engineered full-range driver, powered by a neodymium magnet and a pair of force-canceling passive radiators, enables deep bass and crisp high frequencies.

Additionally, HomePod mini features an Apple-designed acoustic waveguide to direct the flow of sound down and out toward the bottom of the speaker for an immersive 360-degree audio experience. Customers can place HomePod mini almost anywhere in a room and hear consistent sound. A three-microphone array listens for “Hey Siri,” and a fourth inward-facing microphone helps isolate sound coming from the speaker to improve voice detection when music is playing.

Multiple HomePod mini speakers work together to stream music or podcasts to multiple rooms, all in perfect sync. By placing two HomePod mini speakers in a single room, a stereo pair can be created for a wide soundstage. 

HomePod mini supports Apple Music, podcasts, radio stations from iHeartRadio, radio.com, and TuneIn, and in the coming months, popular music services including Pandora and Amazon Music.
Coming later this year, ‌HomePod‌ mini will offer a new handoff experience that understands when a user’s iPhone is nearby to give visual, audio, and haptic effects. A new Intercom feature offers a quick and easy way for family members to connect with each other at home. Intercom works with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay.
HomePod mini will be available in white and space gray for $99 from apple.com, in the Apple Store app, and Apple Store locations. HomePod mini is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.