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Background and Identification ¶ 

The HomePod is Apple's first entry into the smart speaker market, first released on February 9, 2018. Notable features including a beamforming seven-tweeter array, high-excursion 4" woofer, and a cylindrical "acoustic mesh" enclosure. Apple includes an A8 chip as the brains of the speaker, while Siri and a top-mounted touchpad comprise the user interface.

Specifications ¶ 

Measurements: ¶ 

  • 6.8" (172 mm) x 5.6" (142 mm)
  • 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)

Audio Hardware: ¶ 

  • 4" woofer with 20 mm p-p excursion, with custom amplifier
  • Horn-loaded, seven beamforming tweeter array, each with custom amplifier
  • Six beamforming microphone array
  • Internal low-frequence microphone for woofer calibration

Touch Interface: ¶ 

  • + and - for volume up and down
  • Hold for Siri
  • Tap to play/pause music
  • Double-tap to skip forward
  • Triple-tap to skip backward

Wireless Connectivity: ¶ 

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
  • Direct guest access
  • Bluetooth 5.0

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