Update: November 23 – Apple has started selling the HomePod mini smart home speaker in Blue, Yellow and Orange colours in India through Apple Authorised Resellers offline and Apple Store online for Rs. 9900.
Earlier: Along with the launch of their 3rd generation AirPods, Apple also unveiled three new colours for their HomePod mini smart home speaker. They include Blue, Yellow and Orange, and will be offered alongside the existing White and Space Grey colours.
For each of the three new colours of the HomePod mini, the change will be visible across all of the exterior elements. This includes tinted touch surface, mesh fabric, volume icons, and woven power cable that are all colour matched.
Internally, the HomePod mini remains unchanged when compared to the model that was launched last year. It features the same Apple S5 chip for computational audio, a full-range driver, a total of 4 microphones for ‘Hey Siri’ support, along with a range of smart functionalities. The HomePod Mini will also support music streaming with the new Apple Music Voice Plan subscription tier.
The Apple HomePod mini with the 3 new colours is available for purchase on the Apple Store for the same price of Rs. 9900.
Commenting on the announcement, Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said:
HomePod mini sounds incredible, and with access to more than 90 million songs in the global Apple Music catalog and deep integration with your Apple devices, it’s the must-have smart speaker for iPhone users. With new vibrant colours, HomePod mini fits in even more places and delivers amazing sound, the power of Siri, and simple and secure smart home controls, all while protecting your privacy.