The new HomePod offers help with a variety of everyday tasks, from smart home automation to alerts when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected.
Apple introduced its new HomePod. The latest edition of the premium smart speaker offers extraordinary audio capabilities, updated Siri, and a secure smart home experience. The second generation HomePod comes with improved acoustics in an iconic design.
The smart speaker is priced at Rs 32,900. It’s available to order from Apple’s online store starting today with availability starting February 3. According to the Cupertino tech giant, the latest HomePod comes with advanced computational audio that offers an immersive experience including support for immersive soundtracks.
As if the enhanced sound experience wasn’t enough, the new device also offers assistance with a variety of everyday tasks, from smart home automation to alerts when smoke or carbon monoxide is detected.
In addition, HomePod also features a new built-in temperature and humidity sensor that can measure the indoor environment and help users create custom automation. Users can control one device or multiple smart home accessories through custom scenes and enjoy hands-free automation with HomePod.
In terms of sound quality, the new Homepod offers deep, rich bass at high frequencies. In addition, the S7 chip combines software and system detection technology to deliver advanced computational audio.
According to Apple, the HomePod features room detection technology that allows it to adjust the sound in real time based on sound reflections. Interestingly, the new HomePod comes with a single woofer with five tweeters, as opposed to the original model which had seven tweeters. Additionally, the microphone array has been reduced from six microphones to four microphones.
HomePod 2nd generation is compatible with iPhone SE 2 or later, devices running iOS 16.0 or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation) and later, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, or iPad mini ( 5th generation) or later with iPad OS 16.3.
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