apple has started strong this year 2023, presenting not only to the Mac Mini M2/M2 Pro Y 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Probut also to 2nd generation homepod, which promises to bring a revolution in sound and intelligence to the table. If you are interested in knowing it quickly, you have come to the right place.
This is the 2nd generation HomePod
The 2nd generation HomePod it is virtually identical to its full-size predecessor in terms of designexhibiting similar measurements and weight (slightly smaller), as well as a woven mesh surface around the entire body, with the exception of the upper part, where there is a backlit touch zone.
However, inside it is not the same and offers a advanced computational audio powered by Apple’s S7 chip, the same one that powers the Apple Watch Series 7. The new HomePod also has two fewer tweeters and microphones than the original model; But don’t worry, its acoustic system is equipped with a custom-designed high-excursion woofer, not to mention the 5 beamforming tweeters that complete the package.
The HomePod now has the spatial sensing capabilitythat is, it recognizes if sound is bouncing off nearby surfaces, so it can tailor the sound in real time using its precise directional control.
As you would expect, the speaker is fully compatible with the Apple ecosystem. It’s the perfect companion to Apple TV 4K., since it can be used as an audio system for the devices connected to it; naturally, we can control playback using our voice.
Speaking of compatibility, it supports iPhone SE second generation, iPhone 8 and iOS 16.3 onwards.
The same way, Siri opens up a whole realm of possibilities in terms of home automation and accessory control. The Home app has been redesigned to include HVAC, lighting, and security categories.
Additionally, the speaker has sound recognition. Simply put, it can detect the sound of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and send a notification to the user’s iPhone.
Availability and price
The HomePod (2nd generation) can be reserved for €349 at apple.com/es/store and the Apple Store app in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and 11 other countries and regions starting today, and will go on sale on Friday, February 3 .