The Apple HomePod range of smart speakers may not be the obvious choice in the category for many buyers, because of its very obvious ecosystem-based optimisations. However, those who are suitably invested in Apple's hardware will see some benefit to this, particularly the ease with which the smart speaker is able to link and work with other Apple devices. The original HomePod was launched globally in 2018, and five years later it finally sees a successor which promises better features and performance.
The Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) is the long-awaited successor to the original HomePod, and is a bit smaller and lighter. Within a five-tweeter and single woofer speaker system, the HomePod relies on Wi-Fi connectivity and streaming, with support for Apple's AirPlay protocol. Performance is decent, and the HomePod fits into the Apple ecosystem quite well, especially if you have an Apple TV 4K that you can use it with. Although expensive, it's a decent sounding smart speaker for Apple users.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) Smart Assistant (Midnight Black)||₹ 32,898|
|Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) Smart Assistant (White)||₹ 32,898|
Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) price in India starts from ₹ 32,898. The lowest price of Apple HomePod (2nd Gen) is ₹ 32,898 at Flipkart on 25th March 2023.
|Model||HomePod (2nd Gen)|
|Price in India||₹32,898|
|Release date||18th January 2023|
|Model Name||HomePod (2nd Gen)|
|OS Compatibility||iOS 16.3|
|Network connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 5|
|Controls smart home devices||Yes|