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HomePod mini
DeveloperApple Inc.
TypeSmart speaker
Release date
November 16, 2020
(12 months ago)
 (2020-11-16)
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
November 24, 2020
(12 months ago)
 (2020-11-24)
  • Mexico
  • Taiwan
December 11, 2020
(11 months ago)
 (2020-12-11)
  • Mainland China
June 15, 2021
(5 months ago)
 (2021-06-15)
  • Austria
  • Ireland
June 22, 2021
(5 months ago)
 (2021-06-22)
  • New Zealand
November 23, 2021
(4 days ago)
 (2021-11-23)
  • Italy
Introductory priceUSD $99

CA $129
AUD $149
GBP £99
EU €99

HKD $759
Operating systemaudioOS 14.2 (18K60)
System on a chipApple S5
Memory1GB (LPDDRx)
DisplayLED matrix (19 RGB LEDs)
Sound1 full-range driver, 2 passive radiators, 4 microphones
InputTouch screen, voice commands via Siri
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
Thread
UWB
Direct peer-to-peer access:[1]
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
Power20W[2]
Dimensions3.3 in × 3.9 in (84 mm × 99 mm)
Mass0.76 lb (0.34 kg)
PredecessorHomePod
Websiteapple.com/homepod-mini

The HomePod Mini (stylized as HomePod mini) is a smart speaker developed by Apple Inc. Roughly a 4-inch sphere, it is smaller and less expensive than Apple's now-discontinued HomePod.

At its unveiling on October 13, 2020, Apple officials 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 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.[3]

Apple began to take orders for the US$99 HomePod mini on November 6, 2020, and began shipping it 10 days later.[3]

On October 18, 2021, Apple announced that the existing gray and white options would be joined by blue, orange, and yellow in November 2021. The new colors have a tinted touch display similar to the original colors, and the braided cable is also colored accordingly.

HomePod mini supports the Thread network protocol, supported by the Connected Home over IP working group.[1]

Its wireless capabilities include 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and an Ultra-wideband chip for device proximity and Airplay Handoff. It comes with a white 20w power adapter, but can also be powered with an 18w 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 can work with iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) with the latest iOS; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad mini 4 or later with the latest iPadOS.

HomePod mini has a temperature and humidity sensor whose use is unknown to the public.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "HomePod mini - Technical Specifications - Apple". Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ Nugroho, Prayudi Satriyo (2021-03-14). "How much power does the HomePod mini actually draw?". Medium. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  3. ^ a b "HomePod mini". Apple. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  4. ^ "Apple's HomePod Mini Has a Secret Sensor Waiting to Be Switched On". Bloomberg.com. 2021-03-22. Retrieved 2021-10-27.