The week has been intense for Apple in terms of releases. At the beginning of the week we saw the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini with the advanced M2 chips. And a little later, the big apple was taken out of the sleeve the relaunch of HomePod, the smart speaker which was removed from the market in March 2021. The new speaker brings new features inside, giving better sound, thus recovering the older brother, the HomePod mini. Many thought that after this relaunch we would also see a 2nd generation of the HomePod mini. However, Mark Gurman assures that Apple is not working on it and that there will be no renewal in the short term.
Despite the new HomePod, Apple does not plan to update the mini version
The HomePod mini It came out in October 2020 and since then we have that 1st generation available in various colors for purchase. This “small” speaker features a 360 degree sound with noedimium transducer technology all managed thanks to Apple’s A5 chip. As with the larger HomePod, it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and, of course, has the Siri voice assistant built in. Beyond the most functional aspects, it has a touch control at the top to be able to modify the volume and activate the assistant.
These are all the new features of the new version 16.3 for HomePod and HomePod mini
Many users were expecting a 2nd generation HomePod mini this week after the release of the new Macs and the 2nd generation HomePod. However, analyst Mark Gurman has published information on this issue in his weekly newsletter and has assured that Apple is not working on a short-term renewal of this product. All this is also based on the innovations included in the 2nd generation of the large speaker that does not include anything surprising compared to its predecessor and it would not make sense to update another product without additional innovations.