Apple HomePod smart speaker has become available for sale in India and can be purchased from the online platform.
Apple HomePod has been made available for sale in India. The device was officially launched by the company in 2018, but users had to wait a bit for its availability. This device supports Siri in the English language and it can be connected on iOS 13.3.1. The Apple HomePod smart speaker in India costs Rs 19,900 and can be purchased from almost all e-commerce websites.
Apple HomePod Availability
The Apple HomePod price in India is set at Rs. 19,900, as announced earlier. Apple has confirmed the availability of the HomePod in the country. The Apple India site is also showing a buy button that takes you to the page providing the option to find your nearest Apple reseller. However, online retailers including Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm are yet to start its sale.
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This device can compete with the already existing Amazon Echo and Google Home in the market. Apple HomePod also has the option of Smart Assistant and users can use the Hey Siri command. With the help of Siri, users can control it easily through voice. As used in Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Apple HomePod features
Talking about the features of Apple HomePod, this device is about 7.0 inches high and has a touch panel, which comes with gesture support. It has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support for connectivity. Also, you will get built-in power support in this smart speaker. Apple claims that the 6 microphones provided in it make the interaction extremely easy and you can enjoy the live music in it. With the help of HomePod, users can set a timer in addition to sending messages. Apart from this, you can also check play podcasts, news, traffic, and weather.
The 6.8-inch tall Apple HomePod uses the company’s proprietary audio technology that comes with a high-excursion woofer that is equipped with a custom-engineered amplifier. The device also has an array of seven tweeters — each of which has its own amplifier and a transducer — and six different microphones. Apple has also provided its A8 chip that enables smart features through a Siri integration.
Connectivity options on the HomePod include Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO and Bluetooth v5.0. There is also support for various audio formats such as HE-AAC, AAC, protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC. The speaker also has built-in power support.
The HomePod is touted to have spatial awareness that automatically analyses the acoustics and adjusts the sound based on location. Also, it beams direct sound, including the main vocals and instruments, to the middle of the room and diffuses ambient sound into the left and right channels to deliver a balanced audio experience. Users can also connect the HomePod with their iOS or iPadOS device to wirelessly play their stored music tracks.