Apple has entered the smart speaker market by launching the HomePod mini. This new product from Apple was launched along with the iPhone 12 series on Tuesday. The first version of the HomePod made its debut entry in 2017, it was expected that this device might get more up-gradation in the upcoming days. To answer the user’s expectation, the manufacturing company has included several new options with the device which makes it more powerful than its previous version HomePod.
Apple claimed that the new model smart speaker from Apple is designed to make it half the size of the previous model HomePod. Even though it looks quite small, it comes with many options which makes it more powerful for everyday tasks. The speaker comes with the new light-emitting touch panel is placed above the speaker. This touch panel works as the user interface which is used to communicate with the device.
Ultra WideBand (UWB) comes with the device which has the ability to track other Apple devices using the U1 chip. This feature can be used to get information about the media control options, and also used to communicate with other smartphone home device. When compared with the other smart speakers like Google Nest and Echo Dot that are available in the market, it looks very small.
Apple claimed that they have developed this tiny smart speaker in two different color options. White and Space Grey are the two different colors that are used in designing the device. The HomePod mini comes with the Apple S5 processor. This processor is something which mostly seen in Apple’s smartwatches. This process looks tiny and have the ability to improve performance to a considerable extent. U1 chip which is used in this device provides Ultra Wideband support. This chip allows the device to track down the distance between the other two Apple devices within the range.
The information gathered by U1 chips helps the HomePod in analyzing the location information and brightness details. Intercom is the new software feature that allows the device to transfer messages between other devices from one device to another within the home. This feature can be used to convey information to another person without any physical moment. This feature can be accessed by most of the Apple devices like the iPad and Apple Watch. This feature can be customized to deliver information through all the speakers that are fitted inside the home or to a particular device using the customization option. The device comes with the Siri option which helps the user to complete their tasks using voice command.
The touch-sensitive surface on the top allows the user in adjusting the volume option and also customized based on the needs. It’s expected that this device will be made available to its users either through the online eCommerce platform or either through the local stores. Apple has appointed a team of experts in analyzing the user’s response through social media posts and other internet blogs so that they can improve their updates.