The HomePod and HomePod Mini seem to be getting a new version. When can we expect it? Jeroen tells you all about it in this article.
Apple seems to be going full throttle on the HomePod again. Of course, in March this year the mini appeared (end of 2020 internationally), but now it seems time for two new versions of the smart speaker. The normal HomePod is also making a full return. Remarkable, since Apple just stopped using the device because it sold too little. You can read more about it in this article.
A new HomePod mini
Let’s start with the HomePod mini. Apple achieved considerable success with the smart speaker. This is of course because it is very affordable with a price of 109 euros. You can therefore put one in every room.
In the Power On newsletter from noted Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman, we get fresh news about the speaker. He tells us that the HomePod mini is getting an update. However, he tempers expectations. The changes won’t be super-impressive. Details he does not give.
Who is Mark Gurman?
Mark Gurman is a technology journalist working at Bloomberg. He has been writing about Apple for more than a decade, used to work for 9to5Mac and is among the most reliable sources. He is anno 2022 mainly known for his own newsletter: Power On.
Right now you can expect the speakers
He also talks about the regular HomePod in the newsletter. He joins the line of Apple experts predicting that the device will return to the market.
In the newsletter, he also indicates when we can expect the HomePod and the mini version. Gurman assumes late 2023 or early 2024. So if you want a new version of the speaker, you’ll have to wait a while. So you better just buy a mini if you really need or want a speaker.
Wondering how good we thought the mini was, by the way? You can read the review on the Apple speaker video the link below!