Apple says HomePod mini launching in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland this month
Apple has announced that it is bringing the HomePod mini to customers in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland later this month, marking a further expansion to the availability of the small Siri speaker after Apple added Dutch language support with HomePod 15.2, and HomePod 15.4.
The speakers feature an Apple-designed acoustic waveguide for a 360-degree audio experience, a three-microphone array to listen for “Hey Siri” commands, smart home controls, and more, available in five colors including White, Orange, Blue, Yellow, and Space Gray.
The HomePod mini will be priced at €109, with no specific release date confirmed other than Apple saying the new speakers will arrive before the end of the month.
HomePod mini uses computational audio to provide a rich and detailed acoustic experience and deliver peak performance. To achieve big sound in a compact design, the speaker uses an Apple S5 chip that runs software to analyze the characteristics of the music. It also applies to tune models to optimize loudness, adjust the dynamic range, and control the movement of the driver and passive radiators, all in real-time.