The “all-new” Apple HomePod speaker from Apple is more of a remake than a replacement. There are no allusions to the original HomePod in any of Apple’s marketing materials, in contrast to when it releases a new iPhone or Mac. That might sound a little strange, but it makes sense in this situation. Despite six years of research and how great it may have sounded, the first HomePod was a failure because of its expensive price and Siri’s flaws. It was abandoned by Apple in March 2021, leaving just the $99 HomePod Mini as a smart speaker for over two years.
Apple HomePod 2 Isn’t Too Ambitious
We are concentrating on Apple HomePod Mini. The original HomePod is being discontinued, Apple formally announced at the time.
Prioritizing the Apple HomePod Mini was the right move because it has developed into a really practical smart home device with good sound quality considering its small size. To its credit, Apple has continued to update the original HomePod with new features even after it was taken off the shelves, even if some users have reported hardware reliability issues over time.
However, you can only use a “Mini” product alone for a limited amount of time. Currently, a full-size HomePod is back in the mix.
Furthermore, it is obvious from the $299 tablet that Apple has opted to improve upon its original idea rather than start over from scratch. The device will be available beginning on February 3. Anyone who has seen (or heard) an original HomePod would recognize this one even though it has some new sensors and internal components, including greater smart home features. Clearly, this is not the reported updated HomePod with a screen (and many have been hoping for).