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HomePod Mini: Apple launches new smart speaker HomePod mini: Price, availability and more

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Apple launched its all new smart speaker called HomePod mini. The HomePod mini is the first smart speaker from the Cupertino-based tech giant in three years. The HomePod mini, its latest smart speaker product following the launch of the original HomePod in 2017.
HomePod mini: Price, specs and more
HomePod mini has been priced at Rs 9,990 and will be available in White and Space Grey colour variants. HomePod mini will be available in India, starting November 6.
As the name suggests, the HomePod mini is just 3.3 inches tall. HomePod mini is powered by the Apple S5 chip that optimises loudness, adjusts the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators in real time.
The full-range driver, powered by a neodymium magnet and a pair of force-cancelling passive radiators, enables deep bass and crisp high frequencies, says Apple.
“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 personalised 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 will also work with other music services like Amazon Music, apart from Apple Music.
Apple claims that 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. This allows customers to place HomePod mini almost anywhere in a room and hear consistent sound. There are four microphones in the HomePod mini.
Apple has also introduced a new Intercom feature offers an easy way for family members to connect with each other at home. One person can send an Intercom message from one HomePod to another — whether in a different room, a specific zone, or multiple rooms throughout the home — and their voice will automatically play on the designated HomePod speaker. Intercom works with iPhone, iPad, Apple WatchAirPods®, and CarPlay.

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