Many of us had a good surprise when Apple decided to discontinue the HomePod. Yes, we have the HomePod mini, but that’s another product, that’s different. Fortunately, Gurman gives us hope that we will see sooner rather than later a new HomePod with an S8 inside and similar audio quality to that of the original model.
The HomePod returns with the best of the mini
In the latest issue of his newsletter, Mark Gurman states that Apple is finish a smart speaker for next year. One that will look and sound like the original version that Apple discontinued about a year ago.
Codenamed B620, this new HomePod will use the processor from the Apple Watch Series 8 that we’ll see introduced in the fall, the S8. For comparison, remember that the HomePod mini contains an S5 chip
With more computing capacity, this new HomePod can be a very interesting product. One that combines the size, power, and audio quality of the original HomePod’s multiple speakers, with the HomePod minicomputer audio technology
When Apple discontinued the HomePod, it already said it wanted to focus on HomePod mini technology. A technology that allowed a very small speaker to emit a sound quality far superior to what it should. Thanks to computer audio and lessons learned from the HomePod minithis new HomePod can easily surprise us in many ways.