|Introductory price||USD $99 |
|Operating system||Original: audioOS 14.2 (18K60)|
Current: audioOS 15.4.1[when?]
|System on a chip||Apple S5|
|Display||LED matrix (19 RGB LEDs)|
|Sound||1 full-range driver, 2 passive radiators, 4 microphones|
|Input||Touch screen, voice commands via Siri|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi with SISO|
Direct peer-to-peer access:
iOS: iPhone SE, iPhone 6S or later, or iPod Touch (7th generation) with the latest iOS version;
iPadOS: iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation) or later, iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad Mini 4 or later with the latest iPadOS version
|Dimensions||3.3 in × 3.9 in (84 mm × 99 mm)|
|Mass||0.76 lb (0.34 kg)|
The HomePod Mini (stylized as HomePod mini) is a smart speaker developed by Apple Inc. The HomePod Mini was released on November 16, 2020. Roughly a 4-inch sphere, it was released as a smaller and less expensive version of Apple's now-discontinued HomePod.
The HomePod Mini is based on the Apple S5 system in a package also used for the Apple Watch Series 5 and SE. It improves Continuity and Handoff integration, enables Siri to recognize up to six people's voices and personalizing 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's wireless capabilities include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and an ultra-wideband chip for device proximity and Airplay Handoff. It supports the Thread network protocol, supported by the Connected Home over IP working group. It has a non-detachable USB-C cable and comes with a 20W power adapter.
It is designed to operate at temperatures from 32° to 95°F (0° to 35°C); at relative humidity between 5% to 90% (noncondensing); and at altitudes up to 10,000 feet (3000 m). It has a temperature and humidity sensor that was unannounced by Apple.
It is compatible with devices running iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later. tvOS 15 allows the Apple TV to use HomePod Mini as a speaker, supporting a stereo pair.
On October 18, 2021, Apple announced that the existing gray and white options would be joined by blue, orange, and yellow versions. The new colors have a tinted touch display that is a lighter hue of the body color, and the braided cable is also colored accordingly.
|Initial release operating system||audioOS 11.2.5||audioOS 14.2|
|Latest release operating system||audioOS 15.4.1||audioOS 15.4.1|
|Speakers||7 tweeters, 4-inch (10 cm) woofer||1 full-range driver, 2 passive radiators|
|Microphone||Six-microphone array, Low frequency microphone for real-time woofer calibration||4 microphones|
|Display||LED matrix (19 RGB LEDs)||LED matrix (19 RGB LEDs)|
|Processor||Apple A8 APL1011 ||Apple S5|
|Wi-Fi (802.11)||802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO||802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi with SISO|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness||U1 chip|
|Sensors||HDC2010 Humidity and Temperature Digital Sensor|
|Size||6.8 in × 5.6 in (170 mm × 140 mm)||3.3 in × 3.9 in (84 mm × 99 mm)|
|Weight||5.5 lb (2.5 kg)||0.76 lb (0.34 kg)|
HomePod Mini sold an estimated 2.18 million units in Q1 2021, representing 91% of Apple's smart speaker sales, along with the original HomePod. It sold an estimated 2.5 million units worldwide in Q2 2021, and 4 million units in Q3.