Apple unveils new HomePod Mini at virtual event, new iPhone 12 expected

Apple unveils new HomePod Mini at virtual event, new iPhone 12 expected”

On September 15th, Apple announced that the A14 Bionic will be powering the fourth-generation iPad Air, and today, the company said that all four new iPhone models will also be powered by the A14 Bionic. The new look is less rectangular and more modern, but familiar. The sale of this new smart speaker from Apple will debut on November 16.

There's also a new Apple S5 chip inside which allows the device to tap into something that the company calls computational audio - this allows the HomePod Mini to analyze audio and then tune the drivers and radiators in real time. The Homepod Mini can also be paired with a second Mini for a stereo experience.

Also coming later this year: Apple's promised support for third-party music services, a list that will include Pandora, Amazon Music, and iHeartRadio - but notably, not Spotify. Amazon seems to have the largest supply, with numerous Echo models complete with a few new ones on the way, competing with the few Google has including the new and recently reviewed Nest Audio. Last month, Apple stopped selling rival speakers and headphones, clearing the way for consumers to focus on the new Apple offering. Similar to Alexa's "announce" feature, Intercom will allow HomePod owners to leverage their smart speakers - and other Apple devices - to communicate with all family members at once.

Thanks to this speaker, which is reported to be much smarter, you can connect to Siri everywhere and use this speaker.

What's more, you can stack MagSafe accessories, so you can use wireless chargers and card holders together with supported cases.

Despite the mini tag, the HomePod Mini is hoping to deliver the same level of sound quality you get from the main HomePod, including an immersive 360-degree audio experience.

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If you have more than one HomePod Mini, you will be able to sync them up to stream music at the same time. It can also alert you when a device has been taken from your home.

HomePod mini: Price, specs and more HomePod mini has been priced at Rs 9,990 and will be available in White and Space Grey colour variants.

The future lay in cheaper tech which was more accessible, and yet still had some of the new features, as proved with the success of handsets Pixel 4a and iPhone SE.

"This year, our homes have become even more important in our daily lives", Cook said during the presentation, adding that Apple has a three-pronged approach for its home-based products: easy to use, secure and work better with other Apple products.

The smart speakers work with a number of music, radio and podcast apps, including Apple Music, TuneIn, and Requests are not associated with the user's Apple ID, and personal information is not sold to advertisers or other organisations.

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