Apples smart speaker Apple HomePod was launched in 2018 in the US but in the Asian market, it is still not launched. The expected date for the release of apple Homepod Will be at the end of September or in October.
In the market of smart speakers, this new Apple speaker tries to compete with the Amazon Echo series, Google’s smart speaker and Alexa but unable to beat the market values of both speakers. It runs on voice command and also you can tap your iPhone to the upper part of the speaker to play your track.
Audio Technology and Features
Apple HomePod speaker has got the biggest brain ever in any speaker. Inside there is an Apple-designed A8 chip. It is build-in with real-time studio-level processing which will help to maximize the bass while minimizing the distortion. There is high-excursion woofer at the very top of the speaker facing upward and six microphones around HomePod so that it can pick your voice easily from any corner of your house. There are seven custom-design beamforming tweeters which helps to control the direction of the sound.
- Dimension: 172mm x 142mm
- Weight: 2.5kg
- Audio technology: High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
- source: Apple music, iClouds, iTunes, Airplay, Apple Podcast
- formats: HE-AAC, AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC
- Touch Surface: Touch or tap
- Accessibility: Touch accommodation, Siri, VoiceOver, Home app and Homekit
- System requirements: iPhone 5s or higher model, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch with iOS 12 or later.
- Colors: Space grey and white
Apple HomePod price = $349 (USD) ~ RS. 30,000 (INR)
There are also some electrical and environmental requirements to play the HomePod speaker. It requires Built-in power supply of voltage of 100V to 240V AC. The operating temperature for this device is 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C), and the storage temperature is –4° to 113° F (–20° to 45° C). If you are living in a high altitude area, then you should consider that its maximum storage altitude is 4500m from the sea level.
Apple HomePod speaker comes in space grey color and white color. These speakers have got the brilliant design and works only with the Apple series like iPhone 5s to iPhone 11 series, iPad, iPod, etc. and the source from which HomePod plays music is also from the Apple music store. So if you have apple series mobile phones then only you can play this Homepod.