The surprise of the year was the update to the big HomePod, and while it wasn't particularly big, it's still nice to see. The new HomePod features a slightly updated design and some new internals. It'll check what the room you're in looks like so that it can give you the best sound quality possible, and you can like two of them together for better stereo sound with an Apple TV box.
It's also a little cheaper than the previous model - there's been a $50 price cut, so it now costs $299. That's not a massive sum less, but it makes the speaker a more compelling buy. They're available to buy now as well, and there is a range of places to get a hold of one.
Where to order the new HomePod
When was the new HomePod released?
The new HomePod came out on February 3, 2023.
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As iMore's Senior Staff writer, Tammy uses her background in audio and Masters in screenwriting to pen engaging product reviews and informative buying guides. The resident audiophile (or audio weirdo), she's got an eye for detail and a love of top-quality sound. Apple is her bread and butter, with attention on HomeKit and Apple iPhone and Mac hardware. You won't find her far away from a keyboard even outside of working at iMore – in her spare time, she spends her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays. Also known to enjoy driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.