Apple today released their 2nd-generation full size HomePod for $299. The new model features the same design, and price point, of the original full size HomePod, but uses some updated internals to feature a richer, more immersive, sound experience. The new model also incorporates more smart Siri features.
According to Apple, “Packed with Apple innovations and Siri intelligence, HomePod offers advanced computational audio for a groundbreaking listening experience, including support for immersive Spatial Audio tracks. With convenient new ways to manage everyday tasks and control the smart home, users can now create smart home automations using Siri, get notified when a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm is detected in their home, and check temperature and humidity in a room — all hands-free. The new HomePod is available to order online and in the Apple Store app starting today, with availability beginning Friday, February 3.”
See our HomePod Price Tracker for the latest prices and deals from Apple and its resellers. We’ll be updating it over the next few days with information on the new models as they become available from Apple retailers.