Apple likely to launch HomePod Mini along with iPhone 12 at October 13 event

Apple could launch a HomePod Mini at its high-speed event. According to the latest reports, the Cupertino giant could unveil a HomePod Mini alongside the iPhone 12 of 13 October. The report reveals that the HomePod Mini will not only be smaller but also more affordable than the HomePod Mini. It is also speculated that it has interesting features.

According to the well-known tipster Ice Universe, Apple’s new small speaker will be called the HomePod Mini, which will be priced at $ 99. The speaker will have a small form factor and would be 3.3 inches tall. The original HomePod stands approximately 6.5 inches tall. He also tweeted that the HomePod Mini will be powered by an S5 processor powered by an Apple Watch SE.

The HomePod Mini will reportedly go on sale November 16-17. A Bloomberg report said the new smart speaker would include two tweeters instead of the HomePod’s seven.

Along with the HomePod Mini, there have been reports of Apple launching its first premium AirPods Studio headphones at the October 13 event. However, according to Kang’s latest Weibo leaks, the AirPods won’t launch anytime soon. Noticed Tipster, Jon Prosser had also confirmed that “AirPods Studio will NOT be in the event”.

Returning now to the HomePod Mini, some reports had stated that Apple will continue to sell the HomePod alongside the new model. The HomePod Mini would compete with the much cheaper range of smart speakers from Amazon and Google Nest Audio. Amazon launched a few smart speakers including the Echo Dot and Echo Show at this year’s event. That said, Apple will always have an edge over other smart speakers due to its superior sound quality that can’t be matched.

We at Theultramods had a chance to review the HomePod and here’s what we thought of Apple’s smart speaker: If you’re looking for a speaker, primarily for music playback, the HomePod is a great option. It is a product specifically built to play songs, and this proves. It also looks great, something you expect from an Apple product, and its build quality is absolutely top notch. But don’t buy HomePod if you want a speaker that can keep your kids entertained or if you want a speaker that you can give voice commands to control your smart home. While HomePod can do some of these things, that’s not its forte. Its strong point is playing music from Apple Music or through a third party app on iPhone. And it does so with style and with an authority that has no equal.

According to the latest reports, the Cupertino giant could unveil a HomePod Mini alongside the iPhone 12 series on 13 October.

News Underline:

  • Apple could launch a HomePod Mini at its high-speed event.
  • Apple introduces a HomePod Mini along with iPhone 12 series on 13 October.
  • Apple HomePod Mini could be priced at $ 99.