It’s interesting to hear that Apple Siri came out of your phones to your living room. At WWDC, Phil Schiller announced the new Apple HomePod speakers. Being design to take on Sonos, Amazon and Google home assistant.
Apple HomePod has better sound rather than Amazon Echo and Google Home. That’s the expectation Apple had set, and the HomePod have to face a lot of competitions in the market.
The Apple HomePod is seven inches tall with 7-tweeters with 4-inch sub woofer and an Apple A8 chip inside, which makes sound even better. The HomePod can detect surrounding, turning the sound better in hearing. Phil Schiller says the HomePod has it Apple Beats and a good sound quality of speaker. Which give’s one of the good reason to buy their speaker rather than of Amazon and Google.
Phil Schiller at WWDC also describe about the siri inside the HomePod. It is commanded by ”Hey Siri” and you can start asking questions to HomePod. Some commands are, Play Beats 1 Radio. Play something new. Play songs from 1st January 2017. Apple says they are working on optimizing Siri to be as home assistant. Telling about Podcast, messages, weather, traffic, sports and alarms. Apple focuses the HomePod on music instead of being typical home assistant like of Amazon and Google.
Apple HomePod can be connect wirelessly with other HomePod speakers and create a musical surrounding. Additionally, there’s no battery, so it must be plugged into a power source at all times to remain functional, which might be a downer for some.
Specifications of Apple HomePod:-
SIZE AND WEIGHT–
- 6.8 inches high (172 mm)
- 5.6 inches wide (142 mm)
- 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)
- Available in two colors – black and white
- High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
- Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
- Six-microphone array for far-field Siri and room sensing
- Internal low-frequency calibrWireless
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Multiroom speaker support with AirPlay 2 ation microphone for automatic bass correction
- Direct and ambient audio beam forming
- Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
- English (Australia, UK, U.S.)