Apple has offcially announced HomePad that reinvent music in home. The new smart speaker features a seven speaker array of tweeters. It also have a four inch upward facing Subwoofer and an Apple A8 smart Chip. Its smart feature automatically tune the sound to the space that the speaker is in. Setup is simple — simply hold an iPhone next to the HomePod, similar to setting up a pair of AirPods. To improve the sound, you will be able to use a pair of HomePod together in a single room. Its compatible with Airplay 2.
HomePod is obviously compatible with Apple Music, and can wirelessly access the full library of songs from Apple Music. There’s a six-microphone array, used to access Siri, which has been upgraded with even more capacity when it comes to specific music requests, like “Who’s playing drums on this track?” or “What was the top song on May 5th, 2016?” Apple says that the microphones are good enough to hear commands from far away, even with the music at full volume. The Siri waveform appears on top of the device when the assistant is activated, similar to the LED lights on an Amazon Echo, although the HomePod also features integrated touch controls as well.
Music is one feature. HomePod also has Siri build in it. So you can play with Siri everytime. Apple also highlighted the security of HomePod. While the device will always listen for a “Hey, Siri” prompt to activate, information won’t be sent to Apple’s servers until after that command is heard. And what information is sent is “encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier.”
HomePod will be launched on December and the estimated price is $349.