HomePod

Apple Releases HomePod 14.2.1 Software with Stability Improvements

Apple Releases HomePod 14.2.1 Software with Stability Improvements

Following the release of iOS 14.2.1 to the iPhone 12 lineup in late November, Apple has today released the 14.2.1 software for HomePod and HomePod mini.

HomePod mini Review Roundup: Compact Size, Great Sound Quality

HomePod mini Review Roundup: Compact Size, Great Sound Quality

Apple launched the original HomePod in 2018. Unlike other smart speakers, the sole focus of HomePod was superior audio quality. The HomePod failed to take off as expected due to many reasons, including a premium price point. This year Apple launched a smaller and more affordable HomePod mini at $99.

HomePod Users Will Soon be Able to Set Apple Music Songs as Alarm

HomePod Users Will Soon be Able to Set Apple Music Songs as Alarm

Apple finally launched the HomePod mini at the “Hi, Speed” event. The latest HomePod features a spherical design and is much more affordable at $99. Apple has added a new HomePod feature to make it easier for you to get up in the morning. Until now, HomePod users could set the alarm on the smart speakers; now, they can select Apple Music tracks as an alarm tone.

New $99 HomePod mini Unveiled With Spherical Design

New $99 HomePod mini Unveiled With Spherical Design

Apple has expanded its smart speaker lineup and launched its second smart speaker today in the form of HomePod mini.

HomePod mini Renders Leak, Shows Off New Spherical Design

HomePod mini Renders Leak, Shows Off New Spherical Design

Leaker Evan Blass has not just leaked the various color options of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro but also images of the HomePod mini. The press renders give us our first look at the HomePod mini which looks quite a bit different from the regular HomePod.

Leaker Confirms HomePod Mini Coming This Year

Leaker Confirms HomePod Mini Coming This Year

Corroborating previous reports, leaker @L0vetodream says that Apple will be launching the HomePod mini and that there won’t be a HomePod 2 this year.

iOS 14 Lets You Set Default Services for Individual Users on HomePod

iOS 14 Lets You Set Default Services for Individual Users on HomePod

One of the major gripes with HomePod users is that they couldn’t set Spotify or other third-party services as default. Thankfully Apple has addressed the shortcoming and HomePod now lets you change default services across different categories.

Is Apple Preparing to Launch a New HomePod?

Is Apple Preparing to Launch a New HomePod?

HomePod, Apple’s Siri-powered smart speaker, is currently sold out on Apple’s online store. There can be a multitude of reasons behind the HomePod being marked as sold out, including supply-chain issues or Apple possibly planning on launching a refreshed version of the smart speaker in the near future.

HomePod OS Now Based on tvOS Instead of iOS

HomePod OS Now Based on tvOS Instead of iOS

The HomePod has so far been running a cut down version of iOS which Apple refers to as HomePod software. However, with the recent HomePod Software 13.4 update, Apple has made a major underlying change to how its smart speaker works. The HomePod OS is now based on tvOS instead of iOS.

Apple Employees Can Now Buy HomePod at a Discounted Price of $149

Apple Employees Can Now Buy HomePod at a Discounted Price of $149

Apple has decided to offer HomePods at a discount to its employees. The HomePod retails at $299 but Apple retail and corporate employees can buy it for $149 which translates to a 50 percent discount on retail price.