In stores today: Apple HomePod (2nd Gen)

Last month Apple introduced the second generation of the Apple HomePod. Very similar in terms of external design, it comes with some technical changes compared to the 2018 model. Details on the features of the new hi-fi speaker from Apple can be found here: Apple HomePod 2023 – Smart Speaker with Apple Silicon. By the way, you can take a look and buy the device for €349 starting today. In addition, the pre-ordered units should be delivered during the day. What else you should know about the topic, I have summarized it for you below.

The new 2nd generation Apple HomePod, launched in January 2023, is now available to view and buy in stores. Details about the device and links to more information can be found here.
The new 2nd generation Apple HomePod, launched in January 2023, is now available to view and buy in stores. Details about the device and links to more information can be found here.

This is the Apple HomePod (2nd Gen)

The new HomePod has a high-excursion woofer specially developed for the device. This bass-giving component is supported by a ring of five tweeters. Room sensors and internal temperature sensors ensure that algorithms can calculate the best settings for convincing sound. This makes 3D audio possible, even with just one speaker. Two of them can be linked to form a stereo pair, for use with the Apple TV, for example. Multiroom audio is also possible. The Apple HomePod (2nd gen), which can also be used as a smart home hub, also has sensors for room temperature and humidity. Last but not least, Siri, an intercom feature and other functions can be used.

Notes on stereo pairing, sensors, and sound detection

Since the presentation of the new second-generation Apple HomePod, more and more details have been gleaned from Apple's websites and documents. So e.g. B. It is important to know that the current device from 2023 cannot be paired with the model from 2018 to form a stereo pair. In addition, there are some restrictions with regard to the functionality of the installed sensors. And the noise detection should initially be able to be used primarily to recognize the alarm of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. This should then trigger a notification on the iPhone. Here are the details in individual blog posts:

My tips & tricks about technology & Apple

Did you like the article and did the instructions on the blog help you? Then I would be happy if you the blog via a Steady Membership would support.

Post a comment

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * marked

In the Sir Apfelot Blog you will find advice, instructions and reviews on Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and Mac Studio.

Specials
Shopping
  •  
  •