Apple’s second generation HomePod has been launched.
The new HomePod will go on sale on February 3.
Its chip is integrated with system-sensing technology.
New Delhi. Almost two years after discontinuing the original HomePod, Apple has finally launched its second-generation HomePod speaker in India. The new Apple Smart Speaker is equipped with advanced computational audio, humidity sensor, refined design and many other features. It is made from 100 percent recycled fabric. The company says that it is equipped with the HomePod S7 chip. A new multi-camera view is also included.
The new Apple HomePod has been launched in India at a price of Rs 32,900. It is available in White and Midnight color variants. It is currently available for pre-order in India on Apple’s official store. If it sells out, customers can buy it on February 3.
Features of Apple HomePod (2nd Generation)
The new HomePod comes with a mesh exterior. The company claims that it is made of 100 percent recycled fabric. The speaker comes with a backlit touch surface and is cylindrical in design. It can also be used with Siri. Users can listen to a playlist of more than 100 million songs with Apple Music and enjoy spatial audio on the new speakers.
Talking about the chipset, it is powered by the S7 chip. According to the company, the S7 chip is integrated with system-sensing technology to deliver enhanced computational audio to more users. It comes with a 20mm driver with a built-in EQ mic. Through this two speakers can be used together as an in-home intercom system to broadcast messages.
Temperature and humidity sensors
With new temperature and humidity sensors, the Apple HomePod can now measure indoor temperatures and allow users to perform automations such as turning on fans. It comes with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, which notify iPhone users when the phone is away.
Multi camera view
Additionally, the redesigned Home app now allows users to navigate through new sections such as climate, lighting, and security. A new multi-camera view is also included. The new HomePod will work with iPhone SE (second generation) and iPhone 8 and later devices running iOS 16.3. Also, it runs on iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation) and iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad mini (generation) and iPadOS 16.3.
First Published: January 19, 2023, 07:58 IST