- Apple might unveil a HomePod Mini along with the iPhone 12 series on October 13
- Apple HomePod Mini could be priced at $99
- Apple AirPods will not launch along with iPhone 12 series
As per noted tipster Ice Universe, the new small speaker by Apple will be called HomePod Mini, which will be priced at $99. The speaker will have a small form factor and would be 3.3-inches high. The original HomePod is approximately 6.5 inches high. He also tweeted that the HomePod Mini will be powered by an S5 Processor which is powered by an Apple Watch SE.
Apple AirPods Studio
The HomePod Mini will reportedly go on sale on November 16-17. A Bloomberg report has claimed that the new smart speaker would include two tweeters as opposed to HomePod’s seven.
Along with the HomePod Mini, there were reports of Apple launching its first-ever premium headphones AirPods Studio on the October 13 event. However, as per the latest leaks on Weibo by Kang, the AirPods will not launch anytime soon. Noted Tipster, Jon Prosser had also confirmed that “AirPods Studio will NOT be in the event.”
Amazon vs Apple Speakers
Now coming back to the HomePod Mini, some reports had claimed that Apple will continue selling the HomePod along with the new model. The HomePod Mini would compete with the much cheaper range of smart speakers by Amazon and Google Nest Audio. Amazon launched a few smart speakers including the Echo Dot and Echo Show in this year’s event. Having said that, Apple will always have an edge over the other smart speakers because of its superior sound quality that cannot be matched.