Apple introduced its second technology HomePod speaker on Wednesday, nearly two years after it discontinued its first good speaker, the HomePod.
The HomePod isbeginning Wednesday, with availability starting Friday, Feb. 3.
Apple has been rumored to be engaged on a speaker dubbed the “HomePod 2” since not less than June 2022.
Apple has solely launched three different audio system within the final 20 years — the unique iPod Hello-Fi, the $350 Apple HomePod and the $99. Whereas the Hello-Fi solely lasted a yr again in 2006-7, the HomePod lasted 4 earlier than it was discontinued in 2021.
The present HomePod mini is value aggressive with, although it’s undercut by the $49 Google Nest Mini and most Amazon Echo fashions.
Apple’s digital assistant Siri could also be dominant within the cellular area however the firm has struggled to translate this success to good audio system. By way of good audio system it’s Amazon’s Echo collection and Google Nest audio system which jostle one another for first and second place.