Today, Monday, Movember 16 is launch day for the HomePod mini and in countries where the calendar has already turned to the 16th are reporting that first orders of the smaller smart speaker are beginning to arrive.
Users in Australia and Japan are reporting they have received their new HomPod minis, and have begun posting the news to social media.
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The HomePod mini is also hitting retail shelves today. Daniel Feodoroff, a customer in Miranda, Australia, showed off his purchase of twin HomePod minis.
4 HomePod Mini secured from Apple Miranda 🥳 Funny thing was they didn’t even know the product was coming out today 😂 pic.twitter.com/5Rv79sqWaX
— Daniel Feodoroff (@mrdanielfeo) November 15, 2020
The HomePod mini is also launching in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
The smaller, spherical HomePod speaker is designed to deliver impressive sound, the intelligence of Siri, and a smart home experience without complexity.
The HomePod mini stands at just 3.3 inches tall, compared to the original’s 6.8-inches, and will be available in white and space gray at a price of just $99.
The HomePod mini uses the same Apple S5 chip used in the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE. The S5 works with software designed to analyze the unique characteristics of the music and apply complex tuning models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators in real-time.
The speaker features an Apple-engineered full-range driver, powered by a neodymium magnet and a pair of force-canceling passive radiators, enables deep bass and crisp high frequencies.
HomePod mini is available in white and space gray for $99 (US) from apple.com, in the Apple Store app, and Apple Store locations. HomePod mini is also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary).