At WWDC-2017 Apple launches its first ever smart wireless speaker named HomePod. The build is very sturdy and the design is quite simple yet interesting. It will be available from December onwards.
The new sound of home.
HomePod is a powerful speaker that sounds amazing, adapts to wherever it’s playing, and together works with Apple Music, all controlled through natural voice interaction with Siri.
It has the high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier to play a wide range of deep, rich bass. HomePod uses an advanced algorithm that continuously analyzes the music and dynamically tunes the low frequencies for smooth, distortion‑free sound.HomePod has seven beamforming tweeters that precisely focus the sound, for consistent 360º audio.
The HomePod houses an Apple’s A-8 chip inside to perform complex audio innovations. It has advanced echo cancellation and can mix both ambient and direct audio with ease.
The device is just 7-inch tall and is available in two colors. It is packed in a mesh fabric for acoustic and aesthetic performance.
Apple has made HomePod quite smart, i.e, when the device is added to one or more rooms the device communicate between them with AirPlay-2, and the music can be controlled all over the house.
Tap the top of HomePod to play, pause, or adjust the volume. The top also shows you when Siri is listening, with a LED waveform that animates with every word.
Through HomePod one can ask the question based on their choice as it has Siri inside it.
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
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