Apple HomePod Revealed
Long waited Amazon Echo competitor secrete is finally revealed. Yes it’s real and its called HomePod. At company’s WWDC keynote , Apple CEO Tim Cook Said “We want to reinvent the home music”. Apple Siri is not the focus of HomePod instead, it’s the music.
According to Apple’s SVP of Global Marketing Phil Schiller, Sonos are not smart speakers and Amazon Echos simply don’t good quality sound. So apple wants to combine the best of both worlds. Per Phil Schiller, apple homepod is not ready for prime time yet but will be ready to ship by end of 2017.
The device is equipped with an Apple A8 chip. It has seven beam forming tweeter array and designed as pill shaped circle speaker. It also has multi channel eco cancellation , real time acoustic modeling and much more.
The gadget has ability to scan the surroundings to optimize audio accordingly. As expected the speaker work very well with apple music library.
Airplay 2 was already released earlier today. Airplay 2 has capability to pair multiple speakers and play music in multiple rooms. This function should encourage many customers to buy multiple speakers for their homes.
Price of Apple HomePod:
Homepod will cost $349. It comes with white and space grey color. It start shipping in US, UK and Autralia. All other countries will get HomePods in 2018.
The Apple HomePod will feature voice control, Siri Intelligence, remote access and home automations through the Apple’s Home app, and is compatible with all iPhone 5 S and higher.