A high‑excursion woofer packs HomePod with deep, rich bass, while an array of five beamforming tweeters around its base optimise high frequencies to produce detailed, articulate audio with stunning clarity. Advanced computational audio delivers room-filling sound. Plus, with Spatial Audio tracks, you’ll experience the sense of being surrounded in music like never before.
All your Apple devices in concert
HomePod works seamlessly with your Apple devices. Handoff lets you transfer what’s playing on iPhone to HomePod — and the other way round — without skipping a beat. And with just your voice, easily locate a loved one or your misplaced iPhone with Find My.
HomePod comes with Siri built in. So things like setting reminders and sending messages, turning on the lights when you walk in the door, adjusting the temperature, and even DJ-ing your next dinner party — are just a “Hey Siri” away.
Connect and control your smart home
As your smart home hub, HomePod lets you control your home without lifting a finger. With Siri and smart accessories, things like closing the garage door can get done using just your voice. And with the ability to create automations along with helpful features like Sound Recognition, tasks like dimming lights at night and listening for smoke alarms happen automatically.
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- When was Apple Homepod 2nd Generation released? Collapsed link
The second-generation HomePod 2nd Generation was announced on January 18, 2023, and released on February 3.
- What smarthome features does HomePod 2nd Generation have? Collapsed link
With Sound Recognition, HomePod 2nd Generation can listen for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and send a notification directly to the user’s iPhone if a sound is identified. The new built-in temperature and humidity sensor can measure indoor environments, so users can create automations that close the blinds or turn on the fan automatically when a certain temperature is reached in a room.
- What are Apple HomePod 2nd Generation specs? Collapsed link
HomePod delivers incredible audio quality, with rich, deep bass and stunning high frequencies. A custom-engineered high-excursion woofer, powerful motor that drives the diaphragm a remarkable 20mm, built-in bass-EQ mic, and beamforming array of five tweeters around the base all work together to achieve a powerful acoustic experience.
The S7 chip is combined with software and system-sensing technology to offer even more advanced computational audio that maximises the full potential of its acoustic system for a groundbreaking listening experience.
- Is my data safe with Apple Homepod? Collapsed link
Protecting customer privacy is one of Apple’s core values. All smart home communications are always end-to-end encrypted so they can’t be read by Apple, including camera recordings with HomeKit Secure Video. When Siri is used, the audio of the request is not stored by default. These features give users peace of mind that their privacy is protected at home.
- What is the environmental impact of Apple Homepod 2nd Generation? Collapsed link
HomePod is designed to minimise its environmental impact, and includes 100 percent recycled gold - a first for HomePod - in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards and 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the speaker magnet.
- Can I pair Apple HomePod with another speaker? Collapsed link
Two or more HomePod or HomePod mini speakers unlock a variety of powerful features. Using multiroom audio with AirPlay, users can simply say “Hey Siri,” or touch and hold the top of HomePod to play the same song on multiple HomePod speakers, play different songs on different HomePod speakers, or even use them as an intercom to broadcast messages to other rooms.
- Does the Apple HomePod 2nd Gen integrate with Apple ecosystem? Collapsed link
Yes. Leveraging Ultra Wideband technology, users can hand off whatever they’re playing on iPhone - like a favourite song, podcast, or even a phone call - directly to a HomePod. To easily control what’s playing or receive personalised song and podcast recommendations, anyone in the home can bring an iPhone close to HomePod and suggestions will surface automatically. HomePod can also recognise up to six voices, so each member of the home can hear their personal playlists, ask for reminders, and set calendar events.
- What colours is Apple HomePod 2 available in? Collapsed link
HomePod is available in 2 colour variants: white and midnight, made with 100 percent recycled mesh fabric, with a colour-matched woven power cable.
- What are the differences between HomePod 2 and the original HomePod? Collapsed link
The backlit touch display now stretches edge to edge on the top surface of the cylindrical speaker, with the rest of the visible surface area of the device wrapped in fabric mesh material - which Apple has once again made from 100 per cent recycled materials.
The power cable is now a woven fabric style. It's detachable too, which means it can be swapped out for a longer one if you want to position the HomePod 2 a long way from a power socket.
The HomePod 2 measures 6.6 inches tall, and 5.6 inches wide, and it weighs 2.3kg, making it every so slightly shorter and 200g lighter than the original.