HomePod mini power cord ends with USB-C to connect to 20W power adapter
According to a report from MacRumors, Apple’s new HomePod mini features a non-detachable power cable that ends with a USB-C connector for use with a 20W power adapter, which Apple is including in the box.
Unlike the first-generation HomePod, which has a non-detachable power cable with a plug on the end, the report highlights how by switching to USB-C, in theory, the HomePod mini could be powered by MacBooks and third-party USB-C battery packs, dependent on if they have enough wattage to power the smart speaker.
Apple announced the HomePod mini on Tuesday at its “Hi, Speed” special event, which also saw the introduction of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.
HomePod mini, priced at $99, releases the beginning the week of November 16, with pre-orders beginning a week earlier on Friday, November 6.