HomePod mini is available starting this month

Apple announced HomePod mini is available in South Africa starting December 19. HomePod mini delivers impressive sound, the intelligence of Siri to get things done, and a smart home experience that offers comfort and convenience without complexity.

At just 84.3mm tall, HomePod mini is packed with innovative technologies and advanced software that together enable computational audio to provide rich 360-degree audio that sounds great from every angle.

HomePod mini is available in white, space grey, blue, orange, and yellow, and features colour-matched details throughout, including the mesh fabric, backlit touch surface, volume icons, and woven power cable.

Surprisingly Big Sound in a Compact Speaker

HomePod mini offers an incredible acoustic experience, using computational audio to achieve peak performance. To deliver big sound out of such a compact design, the Apple S5 chip runs advanced software to analyze the unique characteristics of the music.
It also applies complex tuning models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators, all in real time. HomePod mini’s full-range driver, premium neodymium magnet, and pair of force-cancelling passive radiators enable it to produce deep bass and crisp high frequencies.
An Apple-designed acoustic waveguide directs the flow of sound down and out the bottom of the speaker for an immersive 360-degree audio experience. This design not only preserves richness and clarity, but makes it easy to place HomePod mini anywhere in a room and enjoy amazing sound from every angle.
When placed in multiple rooms, HomePod mini speakers allow users to play the same music throughout the house, all in perfect sync, or a different song in every room. Placing two HomePod mini speakers in the same room creates a stereo pair for an even more immersive experience when listening to music.
A three-microphone array listens for “Hey Siri,” and a fourth inward-facing microphone helps cancel out sound coming from the speaker so Siri can hear voice requests with ease — even when loud music is playing.
Pricing and Availability
  • HomePod mini is available in white, space grey, blue, orange, and yellow, and to order through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary) starting December 19.
  • HomePod mini is compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) running the latest version of iOS; iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later; or iPad mini 4 or later running the latest version of iPadOS.
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