Confirming previous reports, leaker @ L0vetodream says that Apple will launch the HomePod mini and that it will not be a HomePod 2 this year.
Past leaks and reports have also confirmed that Apple will launch a cheaper and smaller version of the HomePod this year. The company has sent out invitations to the iPhone 1
there is no HomePod2 this year
only have mini one
– Have you done anything (@ L0vetodream) October 7, 2020
It will be interesting to see how much Apple charges for the HomePod mini, especially since the original HomePod was panned for the original price tag of $ 349. Apple then reduced the price to $ 299 in 2019, although it is now often reduced to $ 199 across different retailers.
Apple has not yet released the HomePod software v14 update for the original HomePod, despite the fact that tvOS 14 and iOS 14 have already been released to the public. The new release of HomePod software should come with some new features and enhancements that Apple can use as a selling point. It also remains to be seen how Apple will improve the Siri experience on the HomePod mini since the virtual assistant hangs behind Google’s and Amazon’s voice assistant to a large extent, and which was the main reason why the original HomePod was panned.
Are you looking forward to Apple announcing the HomePod mini? Do you think it will offer similar sound quality as the original HomePod despite being smaller in size? Send a comment and let us know!