Apple HomePod – Smart Speaker Works with Voice Commands
Apple HomePod is a smart speaker announced on June 5, 2017, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference by Apple Inc. It was originally scheduled for release in December 2017, but was delayed. Apple has confirmed the HomePod will launch on 9 February, and it is available to pre-order from Friday 26 January. It will be initially available for US, UK and Australia, with France and Germany.
It is a music speaker with Apple’s voice activated assistant in the form of Siri that was launched in 2011 as a part of iOS. siri is a built-in assistant that enables users of Apple iPhone, iPod and iPad touch devices to speak natural language voice commands in order to operate the mobile device and its apps. Six-microphone array are present for far-field Siri.
The speaker comes with a high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier to play a wide range of deep, rich bass. HomePod has a unique array of seven beam-forming tweeters. Each with its own amplifier and transducer and each custom designed with a precision acoustic horn that focuses sound for tremendous directional control.
This cylindrical HomePod is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric design that is available in White and Space gray color and only 7 inch height. The HomePod will automatically analyze, adjust and separate the music into direct and ambient sound. Also it will detect another HomePod in the same room, if it is available and balance each other. Using AirPlay 2 speakers can communicate with each other.
Not only the HomePod will play music but also it is used to hear latest news, traffic, sports, and weather, to set reminders and tasks, send messages, hand off phone calls and also it is a hub for controlling your smart home accessories. Accessibility features like VoiceOver and Touch Accommodations will help people with disabilities get the most out of HomePod. The HomePod is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.