Apple announces new HomePod 2 featuring iconic design and incredible audio

Today, Apple has unveiled the second-generation HomePod that features its original iconic design and innovative tech to deliver incredible audio quality.

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Here is everything you need to know about the new HomePod 2

  • Design
    • Transparent mesh fabric
    • Backlit touch surface that illuminates from edge to edge
  • Color options
    • White and Midnight
    • Color-matched woven power cable

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  • Processor
    • S7 chip
  • Audio quality 
    • Deliver a groundbreaking acoustic experience powered by a custom-engineered high-excursion woofer, powerful motor that drives the diaphragm a remarkable 20mm, built-in bass-EQ mic, and beamforming array of five tweeters around the base.
    • Advanced computational audio that maximizes the full potential of its acoustic system for a groundbreaking listening experience.

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  • Innovative tech
    • Room sensing technology allows the new HomePod to adapt sounds in real-time by recognizing sound reflection from nearby surfaces, against a wall, or freestanding.
    • Sound Recognition is a new safety feature which listen to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and sends alert messages to users’ iPhones, directly.
    • Features a new built-in temperature and humidity sensor that measures indoor environments for users to create automation that can automatically close the blinds or turn on the fan when a certain temperature is reached in a room.
    • Supports Spatial Audio.
    • Compatible with Siri to access music, search for songs, lyrics, artists, and more.
    • Multi-room audio with AirPlay with two or more HomePod 2 or HomePod mini.
    • Create a stereo pair with two HomePod 2 speakers for an immersive listening experience.
    • Recognizes up to six voices of family members
    • Easily pairs with iPhones and Apple TV 4K for a home theater experience
    • Find My on HomePod to easily locate Apple devices

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  • Compatible devices
    • iPhone 8 and later and iPhone SE (2nd generation) and later running on iOS 16.3 or later
    • iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), and later, iPad Air (3rd generation) and later, or iPad mini (5th generation) and later running iPadOS 16.3.
  • Price
    • $299
  • Availability
    • Order on the Apple online store and the Apple Store app with delivery starting on February 3.

Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak said:

“Leveraging our audio expertise and innovations, the new HomePod delivers rich, deep bass, natural mid-range, and clear, detailed highs. With the popularity of HomePod mini, we’ve seen growing interest in even more powerful acoustics achievable in a larger HomePod. We’re thrilled to bring the next generation of HomePod to customers around the world.”

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