HomePod Mini Launches in Denmark, Likely Ruling Out New Model in Near Future
Apple today began selling the HomePod mini and the second-generation HomePod in Denmark, after launching the speakers in Singapore last month.
Apple first released the HomePod mini in October 2020 in the U.S. and select other countries, and the speaker and has not received any major hardware upgrades since, but new color options launched in November 2021 and the speaker's temperature and humidity sensor was enabled earlier this year. The launch of the HomePod mini in Denmark today likely rules out a second-generation model of the speaker launching in the near future.
Apple had discontinued the full-size HomePod in 2021, but the company introduced a second-generation model in January. The new HomePod features a similar design as the original smart speaker, with a larger backlit touch surface and a few other improvements. Despite having two fewer tweeters, reviews found the new HomePod sounds virtually the same as the original, but Siri still has shortcomings compared to other virtual assistants.
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I hope to see an updated HomePod mini with on-device Siri and improved audio quality this year.
We gave up.