• Everything Apple just announced: 5G iPhones, HomePod mini, and MagSafe accessories

    15 days ago - By Fortune

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    Apple debuted several new products on Tuesday in addition to its new 5G iPhones. The new arrivals include the HomePod mini smart speaker, revived “MagSafe” brand name for a new line of magnetic chargers, and other accessories. Here are the most significant new items coming to an Apple Store near you soon.
    HomePod mini
    Apple debuted a smaller, cheaper version of its HomePod smart speaker that integrates with Apple's speech-controlled Siri digital...
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  • Apple's stock dips and Verizon's recovers during iPhone event

    Apple's stock dips and Verizon's recovers during iPhone event

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Earlier today Apple announced a slew of new hardware. In case you've not yet caught up, there's a $99 HomePod Mini coming , new iPhones , a new method for shouting at your electronics , the return of MagSafe , some cost-cutting masquerading as environmentalism and, of course, new flagship phones .
    And in a move that caused telecom investors to sit up straight and pay attention, Apple trotted out Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg for part of the presentation - which is why we add our parent company's parent company to our usual post-Apple-event share price reaction roundup.
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  • Apple's smaller, cheaper HomePod Mini launches on November 16 for just $99 - here's how to preorder your own

    Apple's smaller, cheaper HomePod Mini launches on November 16 for just $99 - here's how to preorder your own

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Apple has just announced a more affordable, smaller version of its flagship smart speaker known as the HomePod Mini .
    The HomePod Mini brings all of the features from its larger predecessor into a smaller frame that looks a lot like the latest Amazon Echo for just $99.00.
    Anyone interested can start preordering the HomePod Mini on November 6, and the speaker will release to the public on November 16.
    Not one to go down without a fight, Apple has revealed its second smart speaker to date in order to draw you away from the Echoes and Nest speakers of the world: HomePod...
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  • Apple announces HomePod mini smart speaker

    15 days ago - By Washington Post

    Apple HomePod mini can be paired to make surround sound system
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  • Apple just announced a cheaper $99 HomePod mini with a spherical design in space gray and white

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple unveiled a cheaper HomePod mini during its iPhone event Tuesday as expected.
    The spherical speaker will be priced at $99 and comes in space gray and white.
    The new smart speaker comes after Apple has fielded criticism for not releasing a HomePod at a more affordable price.
    The original HomePod also wasn't compatible with third-party music services like Spotify - the company said Tuesday that the HomePod mini will eventually be able to play content from Pandora and Amazon Music.
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  • Apple's new ‘Intercom' feature will let you shout across your Apple devices

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Apple today introduced a new feature designed for use with its HomePod speakers, including its just-introduced HomePod Mini: Intercom. Similar to Alexa's “announce” feature, Intercom will allow HomePod owners to leverage their smart speakers - and other Apple devices - to communicate with all family members at once.
    The feature will make the most sense for households that have already bought into the Apple ecosystem, as you'll be able to use Intercom across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and even AirPods and CarPlay.
    For example, as Apple demoed today, a parent could announce that it was...
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  • Apple reveals the $99 HomePod Mini

    Apple reveals the $99 HomePod Mini

    15 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Today, during its iPhone hardware event, Apple unveiled the $99 HomePod Mini.
    The HomePod Mini is clearly a reach for a broader swath of new users. The original HomePod managed to impress audiophiles but its high price served as a high barrier of entry to new users looking for a new smart speaker. Complicating that “smart speaker” designation is the face that Siri was and is several years behind the intelligence of both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, leaving the speaker as a more compromised choice for users who might have been hoping to embrace the fully smart home ecosystem.
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  • Apple unveils $99 HomePod mini with U1 proximity chip

    15 days ago - By Venture Beat

    The HomePod mini is Apple's second smart speaker, and uses the U1 chip for communicating with nearby Apple devices.
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