Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes
are Philip Schiller’s words (he’s Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing).
And then he added
HomePod packs powerful speaker technology, Siri intelligence and wireless access to the entire Apple Music library into a beautiful speaker that is less than 7 inches tall, can rock most any room with distortion free music and be a helpful assistant around your home.”
In 2001, apple’s iPod could hold “just” a thousand songs. Now, with Apple Music, we can listen to 40 millions of them. Apple has projected for its new HomePod, a big woofer for deep low-sounds and seven tweeters for great quality high frequency sounds. Overall, it has an excellent directional control and a technology capable of preserving the music’s purety. But let’s focus on the trully revolutionary side of this device:
HomePod can be controlled either by touch or by voice, thanks to its six incredible microphones, allowing people to give it commands even from another room while music is already playing out loud in the house.
But why is it called “HomePod”? because it can do much more than simply play music. It’s literally an assistant that could help you from home with your every day life. In my opinion (although it surely isn’t as advanced), it’s one of the closest things to Iron Man’s virtual butler “J.A.R.V.I.S”.
If you want to learn more about HomePod’s features, check out its official presentation at the WWDC (the informations I liked the most start from the 11th minute on)
HomePod will at first be available for purchase only in the U.S.A, in the U.K and in Australia, from december on. The American starting price will be 349 $ .
So, will it be a revolutionary device? Most likely. But as always, let’s wait and hope for the best, then we’ll see.