Apple has allegedly prototyped (but never turned into a final product) a portable version of its HomePod speaker for outdoor use that ran on battery power.
The HomePod mini, Apple's only smart speaker anymore, is available in a variety of different countries across the globe. However, there are still some regions that need coverage. And word on the street is that Apple is looking to launch in seven new countries pretty soon.
Apple today launched HomePod Software version 15.2, adding support for the new $5/month Apple Music Voice plan and more languages for Siri voice recognition.
It's a week for minor software updates, apparently. Following the release of tvOS 15.1.1 to the public, which included a variety of behind-the-scenes fixes but no major new features, Apple is back with an update for the HomePod and HomePod mini.
You can now purchase Apple's HomePod mini in three new colors — orange, yellow and blue — for the same asking price of $99 as the existing black and white versions.
HomePod, Apple's full-size smart speaker, is no longer manufactured but is still powerful enough to gain support for both spatial audio and lossless audio on Apple Music. HomePod mini, on the other hand, remains limited to lossless audio for the time being.
Apple during its pre-taped product unveiling held in October 2021 and dubbed "Unleashed" announced that its HomePod mini smart speaker will be available in three new colors joining the current white and black editions. Here's the list of countries and regions where the new HomePod mini colors will be available beginning November.
HomePod mini's voice recognition and support for multiple users are soon expanding to all of the markets where the Siri-powered smart speaker is available, Apple has confirmed.
Apple today during its prepped product unveiling, dubbed "Unleashed", announced three new colors for the HomePod mini, its inexpensive smart speaker for the connected home.
Learn how to reduce the HomePod bass level. You'll be able to listen to your favorite music and enjoy loud audio effects in movies without disturbing your neighbors.
Along with the beta versions of iOS 15.1 and tvOS 15.1, Apple also seeded the next update for the HomePod lineup. With HomePod software version 15.1, Apple is welcoming back a couple of features that have been in the works for quite some time. Both of which should be welcomed additions to the smart speaker lineup.
With iOS 15, HomePod gets several new features like creating a stereo pair from two HomePod minis, controlling media playback on your Apple TV with Siri on your HomePod and much more. Here's everything new, enhanced and improved in HomePod Software version 15.