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Four new iPhones expected, including Apple’s first 5G devices, as well as new headphones, HomePods and more
Apple’s event – live.
The HomePod Mini spec sheet Photograph: Apple
Really impressive pricing: The HomePod Mini, in black or white, will be just $99, with pre-orders opening November 6, shipping ten days later.
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Apple turns to a brief overview of all the things Siri can do on the HomePod Mini. Its sub-par smart assistant has always been the weakness of the HomePod line, particularly now that the company is gradually allowing audio from services other than Apple Music, but Apple is insistent today that Siri is smart enough to “help you get things done around the home”.
One cute new feature, Intercom, lets users send a message to their family across a network of linked HomePods, as well as their Watches, iPhones and other Apple devices.
It’s… a mini HomePod!
The HomePod Mini. Photograph: Apple
The company says, unsurprisingly, that it comes with a “compact design” that still has “truly big sound”. The S5 …
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