The Apple HomePod mini is a smart speaker that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2020 as part of the HomePod series. The second smart speaker from Apple has been introduced on October 13, 2020, released on November 16, 2020 and its price started at $99. It features an Apple S5 processor, Apple U1 chip for device proximity, Touch Screen, Siri, AirPlay 2 support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11n, four microphones, and three speakers and is sold in two colors: White and Space Gray.
Apple also announced new software for HomePod and HomePod mini that: improves Continuity and Handoff integration; enables Siri to recognize up to six people’s voices and personalized responses to each one; and adds the Intercom feature – also available on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches – enabling users with more than one HomePod to communicate with each other in different rooms. HomePod mini supports the Thread network protocol, supported by the Connected Home over IP working group.
HomePod mini has a full-range driver and dual passive radiators, a custom acoustic waveguide for a 360º sound field, and computational audio for real-time tuning. It has four microphones to listen to Siri commands. Its wireless capabilities include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and an Ultra-wideband chip for device proximity.
Today HomePod mini is 12 months old!
HomePod mini – General information
|Input Method||Touch Screen|
|AirPlay||Yes – AirPlay 2|
|Ultra Wideband||U1 chip – For device proximity|
|Audio In||4 – Microphones for far-field Siri|
|Audio Out||1 – Full-range driver|
2 – Passive radiators
|System Requirements||iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus or later|
iPad Pro 12.9-inch or later
iPad 5th Generation or later
iPad Air 2 or later
iPad mini 4 or later
iPod touch 7th Generation with latest iOS
|Power Source||20 W Power Adapter|
|Line Voltage||100 V to 240 V AC|