At a conference for the developers of WWDC 2017 (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference), which takes place in San Jose from June 5 to 9, Apple introduced a smart column about which there were so many rumors. The gadget was named HomePod and executed in a design slightly reminiscent of the cylindrical Mac Pro.
The wireless speaker determines which part of the room it is located in and automatically adjusts the sound. HomePod is equipped with a subwoofer and a block of seven directed high-frequency speakers. The basis is the A8 processor. The voice control system includes six microphones and Siri support.
In combination with a subscription to Apple Music, the speaker provides access to an extensive music library, focuses on user preferences and can introduce it to new artists. Siri is able to perform advanced searches in the library. For example, to answer the question: "Who performs the drum part in this composition?".
In addition, with the help of HomePod you can send messages, learn news, weather forecast and information about sports events, as well as manage the components of a smart home. SmartPolar HomePod will be on sale in December at a price of 349 US dollars. The first countries where it can be bought will be Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The device will be available in white and "gray space" color. The speaker is compatible with iPhone 5s and newer models running iOS 11. The news is being finalized.