Apple Announces HomePod mini With Spherical Design and S5 Chip

Apple today announced the HomePod mini with a new spherical design and the S5 chip at its “Hi, Speed” event.

The device is the first addition to the ‌HomePod‌ product lineup since the launch of the original ‌HomePod‌.

The ‌HomePod‌ mini is powered by the S5 processor, which is also used in the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE, to deliver “Computational audio.” It sports a full-range dynamic driver and two passive radiators for bass response, and acoustic waveguide to send 360-degree sound. ‌HomePod‌ mini reportedly uses complex tuning models to optimize loudness and dynamic range.

It features a backlit touch surface with controls for volume and play/pause, and glows when Siri is invoked. Following in the footsteps of the original ‌HomePod‌, the ‌HomePod‌ mini offers ‌Siri‌ and high-quality audio.

‌HomePod‌ mini is priced at $99 and is available in both White and Space Gray. Pre-orders begin on November 6, and deliveries begin on November 16.

More details to follow…