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HomePod, the iPod for the home

HomePod.

HomePod.

HomePod. © Apple.

At the annual WWDC developers conference, Phil Schiller unveiled a brand-new Apple product, the HomePod, a connected system of seven tweeters and an array of basses for 360-degree sound, which works with Apple Music. The interface is vocal thanks to Siri and six microphones. That said, Apple isn’t positioning the product as an assistant, which is probably a good thing given Siri’s lacklustre performance compared to the competition (Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant). The HomePod’s brain is an A8 system-on-a-chip (that of the iPhone 6). This new gadget will only be available at the end of the year, and even then only in the U.S., Great-Britain and Australia, for the relatively high price of US$350.

Apple, “HomePod reinvents music in the home.”

The Verge, “How does Apple’s HomePod compare to cheaper options from Amazon and Sonos?

This entry was posted in Tech news in brief
by Laurent Gloaguen.
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