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UPDATE December 6, 2022

HomePod mini is available starting this month

HomePod mini delivers impressive sound, works seamlessly with iPhone, features the intelligence of Siri, and is the foundation for any smart home
HomePod mini in white, blue, orange, yellow, and space grey.
HomePod mini is available in white, blue, orange, yellow, and space grey, and features colour-matched details throughout.
Apple today announced HomePod mini is available in South Africa starting December 19. HomePod mini delivers impressive sound, the intelligence of Siri to get things done, and a smart home experience that offers comfort and convenience without complexity. At just 84.3mm tall, HomePod mini is packed with innovative technologies and advanced software that together enable computational audio to provide rich 360-degree audio that sounds great from every angle. HomePod mini is available in white, space grey, blue, orange, and yellow, and features colour-matched details throughout, including the mesh fabric, backlit touch surface, volume icons, and woven power cable.
Man working on his desk with HomePod mini in blue.
Standing at just 84.3mm tall, HomePod mini offers a great music-listening experience, the intelligence of Siri, and smart home capabilities.

Surprisingly Big Sound in a Compact Speaker

HomePod mini offers an incredible acoustic experience, using computational audio to achieve peak performance. To deliver big sound out of such a compact design, the Apple S5 chip runs advanced software to analyze the unique characteristics of the music. It also applies complex tuning models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators, all in real time. HomePod mini’s full-range driver, premium neodymium magnet, and pair of force-cancelling passive radiators enable it to produce deep bass and crisp high frequencies.
An Apple-designed acoustic waveguide directs the flow of sound down and out the bottom of the speaker for an immersive 360-degree audio experience. This design not only preserves richness and clarity, but makes it easy to place HomePod mini anywhere in a room and enjoy amazing sound from every angle. When placed in multiple rooms, HomePod mini speakers allow users to play the same music throughout the house, all in perfect sync, or a different song in every room. Placing two HomePod mini speakers in the same room creates a stereo pair for an even more immersive experience when listening to music. A three-microphone array listens for “Hey Siri,” and a fourth inward-facing microphone helps cancel out sound coming from the speaker so Siri can hear voice requests with ease — even when loud music is playing.
Internals of HomePod mini.
A rich and detailed acoustic experience is delivered through computational audio and custom hardware, including the Apple S5 chip.

Apple Music on HomePod mini

HomePod mini is designed to work with Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, thousands of radio stations including the award-winning Apple Music 1 station, and popular third-party music services, providing entertainment for everyone.1 Apple Music offers a catalogue of over 100 million songs, expertly curated playlists, and the best artist interviews, conversations, and global premieres with Apple Music Radio.
HomePod mini in orange, iPhone using Apple Music, and AirPods (3rd generation).
HomePod mini is designed to work with thousands of radio stations and music services, including global premieres with Apple Music Radio.

Home Entertainment with Apple TV

When paired with Apple TV 4K, HomePod mini delivers a powerful sound experience with great range. Using computational audio, HomePod mini constantly analyzes the audio and models the performance to deliver crystal clear dialogue. Together, Siri and HomePod mini power new ways for users to interact with Apple TV. For example, use Siri to turn on Apple TV, start a show or movie, and control playback hands-free.

Ultimate Smart Speaker for iPhone Users

When listening to music or podcasts, or taking a phone call, users can seamlessly hand off the audio without missing a beat by bringing their iPhone close to HomePod mini. Visual, audible, and haptic effects make it feel like the devices are physically connected as sound flows from one to another. If nothing is playing on HomePod mini, personalized listening suggestions will automatically appear on iPhone when it is next to the speaker, and instant controls are available without needing to unlock iPhone.2
HomePod mini in blue working with iPhone to hand off music.
HomePod mini works seamlessly with iPhone to hand off music or receive personalized listening suggestions when a device is nearby.

Powerful Intelligent Assistant

With the intelligence of Siri, HomePod mini delivers a personalized and deeply integrated experience for iPhone customers. Siri can recognize the voices of up to six different household members in English and many other languages, tailor music and podcasts to their preferences, and respond to personal requests, like reading their messages, reminders, notes, and calendar appointments, or making and answering phone calls.3 With Siri, users can access a personal update for a quick snapshot of their day. Just ask “Hey Siri, what’s my update?” to hear the latest news, weather, traffic, reminders, and calendar appointments with a single request.
Using Siri on HomePod mini in orange.
With the powerful intelligence of Siri, HomePod mini users receive a personalized and integrated experience that includes tailored music and podcast recommendations, as well as assistance with personal requests like reading messages, adding a reminder, or calling a friend.

Effortless Smart Home Control

HomePod mini makes controlling smart home accessories effortless with simple voice commands for Siri to turn off the lights, change the temperature, lock the doors, set a scene, or control devices at specific times. Intercom gives people a quick and easy way to connect at home. Users can send an Intercom message from one HomePod mini to another — whether in a different room, a specific zone, or multiple rooms throughout the home — and their voice message will automatically play on the designated HomePod mini. Intercom even works with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay, so everyone in the household can get Intercom notifications and send Intercom messages from the backyard, on their way home, or while out and about.
HomePod mini in yellow, iPad Pro, AirPods (3rd generation), iPhone, and Apple Watch using Intercom.
Intercom offers a quick and easy way to send messages to everyone in a household — from one HomePod mini to another, or across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay.

Designed with Privacy and Security in Mind

Privacy and security are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software, and services. With HomePod mini, only after “Hey Siri” is recognized locally on the device, or the user activates Siri by touch, will any information be sent to Apple servers. Requests are not associated with the user’s Apple ID, nor is personal information used for Apple’s advertising purposes or sold to other organizations. HomePod mini works with iPhone to complete requests for messages and notes on the device without revealing that information to Apple.

Additional Features

  • Automatic Siri volume: Siri will also automatically adjust the speaking volume on HomePod mini based on the room environment and volume of the user.
  • Fun sounds: Ask Siri on HomePod mini what various animals, instruments, or vehicles sound like and Siri will play a fun, rich sound.
  • Find My: Ask Siri on HomePod mini to help locate a misplaced iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirTag by playing a sound to pinpoint its location.

HomePod mini and the Environment

HomePod mini was designed with the environment in mind and supports Apple’s plans to have net-zero climate impact across the entire business, which includes manufacturing supply chains and all product life cycles, by 2030. HomePod mini utilizes 99 percent recycled rare earth elements, with the neodymium magnet in the speaker driver utilizing 100 percent recycled rare earth elements. The seamless mesh fabric is made with more than 90 percent recycled plastic, and all of the packaging wood fibers are from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources. HomePod mini is also free of mercury, BFRs, PVC, and beryllium.
HomePod mini uses power-efficient components and software that can intelligently power them down during periods of inactivity. For example, through optimized power management features and a high-efficiency power supply, HomePod mini has been designed to be efficient in its Low Power Mode, where the majority of time is spent. HomePod mini consumes 75 percent less energy than the stringent requirements for ENERGY STAR.
Pricing and Availability
  • HomePod mini is available in white, space grey, blue, orange, and yellow, and to order through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary) starting December 19.
  • HomePod mini is compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) running the latest version of iOS; iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later; or iPad mini 4 or later running the latest version of iPadOS.
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  1. A subscription may be required for music streaming services.
  2. This feature requires a U1‑equipped iPhone. Ultra Wideband availability varies by region. 
  3. Multiuser features require iOS or iPadOS 16.0 and HomePod software version 16.0.

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