Apple unveils new HomePod
The appearance design of the new HomePod is very similar to the old one. It is composed of a seamless acoustic mesh and a backlit touch panel. It supports WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 5.0 and has two colors: midnight and white. The size is 142x142x168mm, and the weight is 2.3 kg. It is equipped with an S7 processor and has a 4-inch high-excursion woofer. An array of five tweeters equipped with neodymium magnets, a low-frequency calibration microphone, and four pickup microphones make it easy to wake up your voice assistant from a distance.
The old HomePod was released in 2017, launched in 2018, and was discontinued in March 2021. It is equipped with seven tweeters, and six pickup microphones, and supports Wifi 5 networks. In contrast, the new HomePod has reduced the number of tweeters, the number of pickup microphones, and the WiFi version.
Only second- and third-generation iPhone SE or iPhone 8 and later models running the latest operating system can connect to the new HomePod. According to media reports, the new HomePod does not support stereo pairing with the old HomePod.