Apple HomePod (White)

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Apple HomePod (White)
Key Features
  • Apple-Designed Woofer
  • Array of Seven Beamforming Tweeters
  • Six-Microphone Array for Far-Field Voice
  • Siri-Enabled Intelligent Assistant
The white Apple HomePod is a wireless music speaker, a smart home hub, and a Siri-enabled intelligent assistant all rolled into one device.
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Apple HomePod Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Deep Bass
  • 3Seven Tweeters
  • 4Apple A8 Chip
  • 5Stylish Design
  • 6Spatial Awareness
  • 7Apple Music
  • 8Touch Surface
  • 9Siri
  • 10Calls & Texts
  • 11HomeKit

The white Apple HomePod is a wireless music speaker, a smart home hub, and a Siri-enabled intelligent assistant all rolled into one device.

Packed with Apple-engineered audio technology, HomePod uses advanced software for real-time acoustic modeling, audio beamforming, echo cancellation, and more. Powered by the Apple A8 chip, the HomePod delivers a wide, spacious soundstage. Using spatial awareness to sense its location in the room, the HomePod automatically adjusts the audio to sound optimal wherever it's placed. The large Apple-designed woofer delivers deep, clean bass while the custom array of seven beamforming tweeters provide pure high frequency acoustics with directional control. The array of six microphones can pick up your "Hey Siri" from across the room, even when loud music is playing.

Paired with an Apple Music subscription (sold separately), the HomePod provides access to up to 45 million songs. It also learns preferences and tastes that are shared across devices. Using Siri to deliver deep knowledge of artists, songs, albums, and more, HomePod can handle advanced searches within Apple Music's catalog, so users can ask questions like, "Hey Siri, when was this song released?" or "Hey Siri, can you play something totally different?" to change the mood.

The HomePod is more than just a wireless speaker. It has Siri built-in so you can send messages, set timers and reminders, and check the weather — all with just your voice. The latest business news, headlines, and sports updates stream directly to the HomePod from popular media sources, like NPR, CNN, ESPN, and more. HomePod can also be used as a speakerphone with the Apple iPhone for a hands-free conversation.

With HomeKit support, HomePod can control multiple home devices and control a number of different accessories at the same time. HomePod can turn on the lights, raise the shades, set the desired temperature, and more. You can even enable remote access and automations for certain times of the day.

The HomePod features 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 technology. It is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, iPad (5th gen) or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th gen), running iOS 11.2.5 or later.

Deep Bass

The high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier can play a wide range of deep, rich bass. A powerful motor drives the diaphragm a full 20mm. Meanwhile, HomePod uses an advanced algorithm that continuously analyzes the music and dynamically tunes the low frequencies for smooth, immersive sound.

Seven Tweeters

The HomePod has a unique array of seven beamforming tweeters, each with its own amplifier and transducer, and each custom designed with a precision acoustic horn that focuses sound for directional control. The seven tweeters create an all-encompassing sense of space and consistent, high-fidelity audio in the room.

Apple A8 Chip

An Apple-designed A8 chip powers the HomePod and its complex audio features, like real-time modeling of the woofer mechanics, buffering faster than real time, upmixing both direct and ambient audio, beamforming so the microphone can hear you over the music, and advanced echo cancellation.

Stylish Design

The HomePod is wrapped in a seamless mesh fabric designed for both aesthetics and acoustic performance. It also stands just under seven inches tall for a compact design.

Spatial Awareness

Setting up the HomePod is quick and easy. Simply plug it in and your iOS device will detect it. Equipped with spatial awareness, HomePod automatically analyzes the acoustics, adjusts the sound based on the speaker's location, and separates the music into direct and ambient sound. Direct sound is beamed to the middle of the room, while ambient sound is diffused into left and right channels and bounced off the wall. It can even hear your requests from across the room while loud songs are playing.

Apple Music

With an Apple Music subscription (sold separately), you'll have access to over 45 million songs. Siri helps you find exactly what you want to hear and what you want to hear next, including new music across a wide range of genres and moods. And friends connected to your Wi-Fi network can stream their music right to your HomePod.

When you're really into a song, say "Hey Siri, I like this" or "Hey Siri, add this to my party playlist." Based on what you say and play, Apple Music learns your taste in music, which means you can also just let it pick the songs. And when you open Apple Music on any other device, your playlists and preferences are right where you left them.

Touch Surface

Tap the top of the HomePod to play, pause, skip a song, or adjust the volume. Touch and hold the top to talk to Siri. You'll know Siri is listening by the LED waveform that animates with your every word.

Siri

With Siri, you'll be able to set timers, convert measurements, get translations, get live news, sports, weather, and traffic. You can also create lists that anyone can add to.

Calls & Texts

Use HomePod to send messages using just your voice. And when you receive a text, Siri can read it to you. For hands-free conversations, start or receive a call on your iPhone and hand it off to HomePod.

HomeKit

Just say "Hey Siri, turn on the lights" or "Hey Siri, make the room cooler." You can even ask Siri to set scenes, like "Good morning," that put multiple accessories to work — all at once. A wide range of accessories work with Apple's HomeKit platform. Just add an accessory to the Home app, then control it with your voice on HomePod.

Apple HomePod Specs

Smart Specs
Virtual Assistant SupportApple Siri
OS CompatibilityiOS
Processor Apple A8
Supported Audio FormatsAAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, FLAC, HE-AAC, MP3, Protected AAC (M4P), WAV (LPCM)
Microphones
Number of Microphones6
Connectivity
AudioNone
EthernetNone
USBNone
NFCNo
Bluetooth5.0
Wi-Fi StandardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.6 x 6.8" / 14.22 x 17.27 cm
Weight5.5 lb / 2.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 7 x 7"

Apple HomePod Reviews

Great sound!

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-10

I am very happy with the Apple HomePod. The sound is fantastic. The bass and treble are outstanding for such a small speaker, and integration with the Apple ecosystem is flawless. When I learned this product was discontinued, I turned to B&H as a reliable source. Best of all, it arrived 3-4 days earlier than the shipping forecast. Amazing service!

GOOD

By yilin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-28

VERY GOOD

Very nice and classy...

By terry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

So I originally bought 2 of these so that my wife could have one, and one for me. Just for music. Just for laughs and giggles , we paired them as a stereo set and used them as a soundbar for her 55 inch TV in the other room. WOW! These things sound fantastic using them that way. And playing music through them was equally impressive. So glad we got these, and B&H was fast to ship and easy to deal with.( had a few questions that were answered quickly) Thanks!

Sounds great

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-25

The Homepod was very easy to set up for multiple users and it sounds great.

Get 'em while you can

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-06

We now have 12 of these HomePods all around our house. Had been hoping they would add both larger and smaller speakers to pair with and that Apple would have continued developing the platform. Sadly, these are now discontinued, so get 'em while you can. The audio performance is vastly superior to any other smart speaker on the planet and, if you are Mac devotee, they integrate beautifully with your existing computer and phone gear. As Airplay has just gotten better and better, they are even easier to use and connect to. Love them.

Works Great

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-08

It also has great sound and can hear me from the other side of the shop.

Quality speaker at $299 paired with Tidal

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

It's too bad that the Homepod was initially released for $349 and didn't allow outside music services like Spotify or Tidal. In my opinion, this is why it never caught on. Because for $299 paired with CD quality streams @ 44.1 khz 16 bit, it's a solid performer and a good value.

Fantastic

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-27

Great audio quality, works well

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