When did the HomePod mini come out?

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.

When was the apple HomePod mini released?

Apple announced its first smart speaker – the now discontinued HomePod – in June 2017 at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference. It followed that up with the launch of the dinky HomePod Mini in October 2020, which was announced in new colours in October 2022.

Is there a new HomePod mini coming out soon?

Apple is gearing up to launch a new version of its HomePod smart speaker, according to reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple currently sells the $99 HomePod mini as the only model.

How many versions of HomePod mini are there?

HomePod mini is now available in three bold new colors — orange, yellow, and blue — in addition to white and space gray. Apple today announced HomePod mini is now available in yellow, orange, and blue, giving users more ways to express their personality and style in any space.

What happened to the HomePod mini?

Apple on March 12, 2021, announced that it had discontinued the full-sized HomePod in order to focus its efforts on the HomePod mini. The HomePod was available to purchase from the Online Apple Store, Apple retail locations, and third-party retailers, until supplies ran out, and then Apple discontinued it.

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Will there be a new HomePod in 2021?

At a Glance

HomePod mini is a smaller, more affordable version of the original HomePod that has similar features but in a cheaper package. New blue, orange, and yellow color options were released in November 2021.

Are HomePod minis worth it?

Though it doesn't possess the amazing sound quality of the original HomePod, the HomePod mini is a good smart speaker, and is better than the original in other ways. With last week's release of three additional HomePod mini colors, I thought it was a good time to revisit some of the best HomePod mini features.

Can you pair 3 HomePod minis?

Before you ask, you can't pair three HomePods together, although you can have more than two HomePods (i.e. a pair and a single HomePod for example) in the same room controlled via the same zone in the Apple Home app. You can find more tips and tricks in our best Apple HomePod tips and tricks feature.

Can you pair 4 HomePod minis?

Answer: A: You can't pair 4 in one set, so two pairs.

Are Apple bringing out a new HomePod?

The next Apple product in its smart speaker category is coming, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter. If that comes as a surprise to you, I can't blame you. After all, the first HomePod arrived quite some time ago, February 2020, to be precise.

Is HomePod mini waterproof?

The HomePod mini is not waterproof but is water-resistant. So while a couple of small splashes if it's near your sink may be fine, submerging it in water is not.

Can HomePod mini connect to TV?

Now it's time to connect your HomePod Minis to your Apple TV. Keep in mind, the HomePod Minis and the Apple TV need to be on the same 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. To create a surround-sound system, you'll use AirPlay to send the Apple TV's sound to the HomePod Minis.

Can HomePod mini work without WiFi?

From now on, you can use your HomePod without the need for a WiFi connection. You just have to use the playback app on your iPhone or iPad, press the AirPlay icon to send it to the HomePod, and you will see how despite not having WiFi the speaker will appear among the options.

Can Spotify Play HomePod mini?

The HomePod Mini will also work with Spotify. We hope you found this Spotify HomePod tip valuable and can now enjoy your favorite songs and playlist on your Apple speaker! Spotify AirPlaying works on your HomePod, Apple TV, and other compatible devices.

How many HomePods do you need?

Naturally you'll need at least two HomePod devices. The standard HomePod works fine, but at a much cheaper $100 per unit, the HomePod mini is far more cost-effective for multi-room setups. Its smaller size also makes it easier to find room for in, say, a busy kitchen, or on a full bookshelf.

Does HomePod mini have stereo?

You can create a stereo pair with two HomePod mini speakers or two HomePod speakers. (You can't create a stereo pair with a HomePod mini and a HomePod.) To create a stereo pair, both HomePod speakers need to be assigned to the same room. In the Home app on your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold a HomePod.

Is HomePod mini worth it 2021?

The device scored a perfect 5/5 when Home Technology Editor, David Ludlow, reviewed it in November 2021, with him praising the Apple HomePod Mini's incredible sound, small size, solid voice control and competitive price. “A speaker this size just shouldn't sound as good as the Apple HomePod Mini does.

Is HomePod mini loud enough?

From the moment we start playing music, it's clear that the HomePod Mini comfortably outperforms its size and price. It goes much louder than expected – even 75 per cent volume is louder than we imagine most people will regularly want to go in an average-sized living room.

Did Apple stop selling the HomePod?

We are discontinuing the original HomePod, it will continue to be available while supplies last through the Apple Online Store, Apple Retail Stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. Apple will provide HomePod customers with software updates and service and support through Apple Care.

What will replace HomePod?

The HomePod Mini, Apple's new prized smart speaker, is the most obvious replacement for the original HomePod for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it runs on the same smart system via Siri and, in that regard, seamlessly steps into its larger sibling's place.

How long does HomePod mini battery last?

Make your HomePod Mini portable with the Mission Battery Base. Design blends elegantly with HomePod Mini without compromising audio performance. Enjoy your music away from the power outlet with integrated battery lasting up to 9 hours.

Can I use HomePod mini without iPhone?

Once the HomePod mini is set up, you technically don't need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to use it. That's because you can control the HomePod mini with your voice thanks to its built-in Siri voice assistant.

Is HomePod mini Dolby Atmos?

Best answer: Unfortunately, the HomePod mini does not currently support Dolby Atmos. If you want to add Spatial Audio to your home theater, you should look for the original HomePod or a compatible soundbar.