Last week, Apple announced the new HomePod 2. This has sparked speculation that we might see an updated Apple HomePod Mini.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is not developing a new HomePod Mini at this time. Of course, this may change in the future.
After the new full-sized HomePod came out, many users started asking about updating to the mini model. But at this point, I don’t think Apple is actively working on such a product. His latest HomePod doesn’t include any major new features that aren’t already on the $99 mini, so there’s no obvious reason to update the model. Sure, getting more colors, a cheaper price, better sound and a mic would be nice, but the real improvement probably needs to come on the backend — Siri and app integration.
The original HomePods Mini launched in 2020, so Apple doesn’t appear to be updating the device this year. We may have to wait until next year to see what’s new.
The latest HomePod 2, which launched last week, offers a number of upgrades over the first-generation HomePod.
This includes a new sound recognition feature that can listen for alarms from smoke and carbon monoxide sensors and send notifications to your iPhone.
Source Bloomberg, MacRumors
Filed Under: Apple, Technology News
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