Apple’s HomePod was by far one of the most exciting announcements at WWDC 2017. A totally new kind of technology for Apple’s realm of expertise, HomePod is a speaker system that also acts as a Siri virtual assistant and HomeKit controller, among other things.
In this piece, we’ll go over the HomePod’s tech specs so that you have an idea of what kind of technology is packed into the new accessory.
Size and weight
- 6.8 inches high (172 mm)
- 5.6 inches wide (142 mm)
- 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 2
- English (Australia, UK, U.S.)
These are the official tech specs for the HomePod.
It’s worth noting that the device is not Bluetooth enabled, and connects to your devices and HomeKit accessories via Wi-Fi only. Additionally, there’s no battery, so it must be plugged into a power source at all times to remain functional, which might be a downer for some.
HomePod isn’t available for purchase yet as of this writing, but it will be available in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States for $349 starting in December 2017. HomePod will join the rest of the world in the beginning of 2018.
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