Apple HomePod — smart speaker with Siri and evaluation system of the room (15 photos + video)
As expected, Apple announced the smart column HomePod, which task is to manage a home-like atmosphere. Innovation, as emphasized by the manufacturer, primarily aimed at creating high-quality sound of the audio tracks and then for everyday tasks. For a comfortable control device equipped with a proprietary voice assistant Siri and touch panel on “top.”
Apple HomePod is equipped with a processor Apple A8, which is endowed with the iPhone 6, six microphones, a 4-inch long subwoofer and 7 speakers. The device scans the room, which is set to further music was high-quality, Omni-directional and balanced, but it was not created echo, can spoil all the fun of listening to your favorite tunes. So no matter where you decide to put Apple smart column on the table in the center of the room on a shelf of a rack near the wall or in a corner of the room. The gadget will take into account the disadvantages of its location and create the optimal and harmonious sound.
Activation of the product is carried out according to the familiar phrase “Hey, Siri!”. There is an interaction with the music Apple Music service. Proprietary platform Home Assistant will allow you to obtain information about music and artists, news, weather, stock, traffic or events from the calendar. And existing compatibility with the platform “smart” house HomeKit will make it possible to control smart appliances.
Apple assures that all information is treated in the smart speaker will be encrypted and will remain completely private.
Smart column made in a cylindrical shape and a height of 172 mm, diameter 142 mm. Apple HomePod will go on sale in December 2017 in the US, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and Australia at a price of $349. In other countries, the novelty is not expected before the beginning of 2018. Available case colors: white and dark gray (Space Gray).
Source: Apple, HomePod
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