Apple introduces three new colours for the HomePod mini

At its ‘Unleashed’ event earlier today, Apple revealed a new lineup of colours for the HomePod mini, with the introduction of yellow, orange and blue to go alongside the White and Space Grey colours already on sale. Apple says the new colours will be available in November, with no exact release date shared at this time. Like the M1 iMac, every detail of the colour is shared to the HomePod […]

HomePod 15 software update out now

Yesterday, Apple released a new version of the operating system that runs on the HomePod and HomePod mini. The new OS now allows a single or pair of HomePod minis to be paired to an Apple TV 4K for a default audio output, Siri can now turn on Apple TV when asked and Siri can now turn on accessories on HomeKit in the future. You can update the HomePod OS […]

HomePod mini is now available in New Zealand

This week, the HomePod mii was made available in New Zealand after its initial release last year in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the UK. Just last week, Apple made it available in Austria and Ireland. Later this year, Apple customers in Italy will be able to get their hands on it too. HomePod mini is on sale now, pricing is from […]

Original HomePod now sold out on the US Apple Store

Apple discontinued the original larger HomePod back in March this year and at the time, it said while it would be kept on sale, any existing stock would not be replaced. As of this week in the US, the HomePod is now being listed as “out of stock” completely, whereas in the UK it is not available for delivery, just local pickup at some retail stores. Sales of the larger […]

HomePod mini now available in Austria and Ireland

Apple has announced recently that the HomePod mini would be coming to more countries soon, with availability coming now to Austria and Ireland. The new smaller speaker from Apple launched in October 2020 and has now replaced the larger HomePod in Apple’s lineup. The HomePod mini originally launched in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the UK and will be coming to New […]

The new Apple TV 4K supports HDMI eARC, allowing any TV audio to play through HomePod

Apple has discontinued the large HomePod recently, but the company is still adding useful features to it, such as lossless audio coming soon, spatial audio for Apple Music. And now it is going to become a much better device in a home theatre environment. With the new Apple TV, support for HDMI ARC and eARC has been added, which would allow the Apple TV to send any audio received from the […]

Deezer now works natively on HomePod

Deezer is now fully compatible with the HomePod as a default music streaming service. Earlier this month Deezer announced support and now joins Pandora and Amazon Music as options for default music sources. Apple added the support for third party music services last year, with iOS 14.3 and there is no input needed from Apple for that service to integrate with the HomePod and HomePod mini, meaning despite Spotify complaining […]

Apple has added frameworks for FaceTime to tvOS for Apple TV and HomePod

Apple discontinued the full size HomePod last week, which was quite a surprise but it seems Apple might already be working on a new version, likely with a screen. Rumours suggested that like the Echo Show from Amazon, a new HomePod with a screen would offer support for FaceTime and likely have cameras. Some news that was shared with MacRumors yesterday points towards some details found in the source code of tvOS […]

HomePod mini has some unused sensors for temperature and humidity

Apple launched the new HomePod at the tail end of last year and according to news today, from Bloomberg the HomePod mini looks to have more functionality hiding underneath than Apple originally advertised. Something that Apple did when the HomePod mini was announced, was advertise the functionality of the U1 ultra-wideband (UWB) chip, then add the functionally later on down the line via a software update. On the teardown from […]