Got a New HomePod? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience Later This Year With These 5 Features In June 2022, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more. Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay […]

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Kuo: HomePod Mini 2 to Begin Mass Shipments in Second Half of Next Year

Apple will begin mass shipments of the second-generation HomePod mini in the second half of 2024, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his latest tweet sharing industry information, Kuo said Apple supplier Goertek has secured assembly orders for the ‌HomePod mini‌ 2, “which will start mass shipments in 2H24.” More to follow… Popular Stories Report […]

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How to Use Temperature Sensor in HomePod Mini

The HomePod Mini was first released way back in 2020 and has become a staple for those in the Apple ecosystem who want a Siri-powered smart speaker. However, following the announcement of the 2nd Generation HomePod, Apple has unlocked the ability to use temperature sensor in HomePod Mini. Related Reading The implementation of a humidity […]

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Can’t Set Up HomePod? How-to Fix

Apple has been putting in quite of bit of work in order to keep our devices as protected as possible. This is evidenced by features such as iCloud+ with Private Relay, along with Advanced Data Protection. The latter was introduced with the release of iOS 16.3, and offers end-to-end encryption for a wide variety of […]

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How to Use the Temperature and Humidity Sensors on HomePod and HomePod Mini

iOS 16.3 for iPhone Launching Next Week With These 4 New Features In a recent press release, Apple confirmed that iOS 16.3 will be released to the public next week. The software update will be available for the iPhone 8 and newer and includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Below, we’ve […]

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Apple Releases HomePod 16.3 Software With Humidity and Temperature Sensing, Find My Improvements, Audio Tuning, and More

Following the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 updates that came out yesterday, Apple today released new 16.3 software created for the HomePod, second-generation ‌HomePod‌, and HomePod mini. According to Apple’s release notes, ‌HomePod‌ software version 16.3 adds a number of new features. It activates temperature and humidity sensing […]

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HomePod Mini vs. HomePod Buyer’s Guide

In 2020, Apple unveiled the HomePod mini as the first addition to the HomePod lineup, with a new spherical design and the S5 chip. With a more affordable price tag of just $99, ‌HomePod mini‌ is a much more accessible and versatile version of Apple’s smart speaker in a compact design. Apple recently reintroduced the […]

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Gurman: Apple Not Working on New HomePod Mini

Apple is likely not working on a new version of the HomePod mini smart speaker, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Gurman explained that he believes Apple is not “actively working” on a successor to the ‌HomePod mini‌: After the debut of a new full-sized HomePod, many […]

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Apple Details What to Do If You Can’t Update HomePod When Advanced Data Protection Is Enabled

Apple has published a new support document explaining what to do if users are unable to set up or update a HomePod when Advanced Data Protection for iCloud is enabled. To use Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, all the devices logged into your Apple ID require a minimum software version. That includes HomePod speakers, which […]

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HomePod 16.3 Beta: How to Set Up Temperature and Humidity Automations

In late January, Apple will release a HomePod 16.3 software update that adds humidity and temperature sensing to the second-generation HomePod and all HomePod mini models. This article explains how the features work and what you can do with them. Apple’s new second-generation HomePod features temperature and humidity sensors that can be used to measure […]

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Apple Increases HomePod Mini Price in Several European Countries

Following its new HomePod announcement on Wednesday, Apple has quietly bumped up the price of its HomePod mini in several European countries. In the European Union, Apple has added €10 to the original €99 price in Austria, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The price increase was spotted in France by iGeneration. The EU price […]

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HomePod 16.3 Software Beta Adds Humidity and Temperature Sensing to HomePod mini, Find My, Audio Tuning and More

Apple today released a new HomePod 16.3 software beta, which will accompany the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 12.3 releases. The update adds support for the new HomePod and HomePod mini features that were announced today alongside the surprise introduction of the second-generation HomePod. Installing the 16.3 HomePod software […]

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HomePod 16.3 Software Beta Adds Humidity and Temperature Sensing to HomePod mini, Find My, Audio Tuning and More

Apple today released a new HomePod 16.3 software beta, which will accompany the iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, watchOS 9.3, and macOS Ventura 12.3 releases. The update adds support for the new HomePod and HomePod mini features that were announced today alongside the surprise introduction of the second-generation HomePod. Installing the 16.3 HomePod software […]

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Apple Expanding Sound Recognition Feature to New HomePod and HomePod Mini With Software Update Later This Year

The second-generation HomePod introduced today will offer a Sound Recognition feature that allows the speaker to detect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and send a notification to the user’s iPhone if either of those sounds are identified. Apple says Sound Recognition will be available on both the new HomePod and the existing HomePod mini […]

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Both HomePod and HomePod Mini Now Feature Temperature and Humidity Sensor

The reintroduced HomePod offers a temperature and humidity sensor, but Apple is also enabling the feature on the HomePod mini. The HomePod’s built-in temperature and humidity sensor can measure indoor environments, allowing users to create automations that close the blinds or turn on a fan or heater automatically when a certain temperature is reached in […]

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What to Expect From Apple in 2023: AR/VR Headset, iPhone 15 Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and More

In 2023, Apple is expected to enter the head-worn wearable market, launching its AR/VR or “mixed” reality headset. With a new product coming, it’s going to be an exciting year full of firsts and all the hype that comes with a new product category. Much of the Mac lineup is due for a refresh, and […]

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Apple’s HomePod Plans: What’s in the Works for 2023 and Beyond

Apple seems to be testing multiple different ideas for future feature additions for the HomePod smart speaker, so we thought we’d highlight all of the different speaker rumors that we’ve heard so far. At least one HomePod update is expected in 2023, though we may be waiting longer for some of the more fantastical functionality […]

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Apple Releases New HomePod 16.2 Software

Alongside iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, tvOS 16.2, watchOS 9.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1, Apple today released new software created for the HomePod and HomePod mini. According to Apple’s release notes, HomePod software version 16.2 adds performance and stability improvements, with no additional information. It’s worth noting that alongside the new iOS and macOS updates, the […]

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Where Is Apple Rolling Its HomePod Mini Out To Next?

The HomePod Mini recently celebrated its second year on the market, and it’s already available in multiple countries – including the US, Switzerland, and Japan. Now, however, Apple is rolling out these smart speakers to new markets. Related Reading: If you’re curious to learn where the HomePod Mini is arriving next, keep reading. You’ll also […]

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HomePod Mini Available to Order in Finland, Norway, and Sweden

Apple is accepting orders for the HomePod mini in Finland, Norway, and Sweden on its online store. The smart speaker is available in space gray, white, blue, orange, and yellow and is estimated for delivery in 4-6 business days in each country. HomePod mini pricing is set at €109 in Finland, 1,249 kr in Norway, […]

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