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Apple HomePod 2nd Generation

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Immersive, high‑fidelity audio.

The new HomePod is packed with Apple innovations, Siri intelligence, and smart home capabilities, while delivering a truly groundbreaking listening experience.

• An intelligent assistant
• Works seamlessly with your Apple devices
• A powerful way to control your smart home
• Private and secure

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2023 winner
"The Apple HomePod 2 is a class leader for sound and versatility." Read the full review on What Hi-Fi?

HomePod (2nd Generation)

Amp up everything you hear with high-fidelity audio. HomePod is a powerhouse of a speaker. Apple‑engineered audio technology and advanced software deliver high‑fidelity sound throughout the room. It intelligently adapts to whatever it’s playing — or wherever it’s playing — and surrounds you in immersive audio that makes everything you listen to sound incredible.

Key Features

• Fills the entire room with rich 360-degree audio
• Array of five beamforming tweeters ensures crisp, crystal-clear sound
• Powerful high-excursion woofer delivers deep, rich bass
• Optimises acoustics and maximises performance in real-time with room-sensing
• Compatible with Spatial Audio content
• Siri is your do-it-all intelligent assistant, helping with everyday tasks
• Easily control your smart home
• Designed to keep your data private and secure
• Place multiple HomePod speakers around the house for a connected sound system
• Intercom messages to every room
• Pair two HomePod speakers together for immersive stereo sound
• Voice recognition gives each family member a personalized experience
• Seamlessly hand off audio by bringing your iPhone close to HomePod

 

 StereoNET Product Of The Year Awards 2024

"2023 saw Apple’s cute little HomePod return in its second-generation guise, after the original appeared in 2021. As you’d expect, this new one isn’t cheap, but it’s sufficiently well made, versatile and easy to use that it will have wide appeal. No-nonsense quality has always been the Apple mantra, and it’s clear that many people are willing to pay for it. For those in the Apple ecosystem, this perfect for controlling your smart home. Its clever design gives it surprisingly decent sound – and more importantly perhaps – its home hub functionality is superb."

Apple HomePod 2 Review

"The HomePod 2 has boundless energy all round. Whether you’re playing a dancy number such as Caribou’s Never Come Back, the ridiculous ’80s-style metal of Kaisarion by Ghost or even a piece of classical music such as Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa, the new HomePod’s enthusiasm is infectious, its rhythmic drive always exciting and engaging. We’d compare it to a Golden Retriever's eagerness to please, but there’s something much cooler and more effortless (and less slobbery) about the HomePod’s approach. What it really comes down to is that it’s the music that draws the attention and not the actual speaker." Read the full review on What Hi-Fi?

Room-filling oomph

A high‑excursion woofer packs HomePod with deep, rich bass. Its powerful motor drives the diaphragm a remarkable 20 millimetres, while its bass‑EQ mic dynamically tunes low frequencies in real-time. Incredibly clean bass. Fills the room. Boom.

Hits the high notes

HomePod has an array of five beamforming tweeters around its base. They optimise high frequencies to produce detailed, articulate audio with stunning clarity. So you can enjoy crystal-clear vocals and all the details of the instruments — just as if you were there in person.

Cinematic experience

Use HomePod with Apple TV 4K to enjoy Dolby Atmos audio, for a complete cinematic home theatre experience. Fully immersive sound. Mind-blowing visuals. World-class content. Your favourite TV shows and movies never looked, or sounded, so vivid.

Sound all around

Enjoy a whole new level of spaciousness and layering with HomePod. Its beamforming tweeters precisely beam direct sound, like primary vocals, into the middle of the room, and reflect ambient sound, like the backup band, off the walls — for fully immersive listening. Plus, with Spatial Audio tracks, you'll experience the sense of being surrounded in music like never before.

Optimises acoustics in real-time

Apple silicon unlocks advanced computational audio innovations in HomePod. Using feedback from the all-new system sensor, it runs complex tuning models in real time to preserve dynamic range and maximise acoustic performance.

Tuned to the room

With room sensing, HomePod automatically understands its location in a room by using its mics to listen for sound reflections. It tunes sound accordingly, so you’ll enjoy the best listening experience possible no matter where it’s placed.

Even more dynamic as a duo

Create a stereo pair to amplify all the music you love. Just place two HomePod speakers in the same room, and you’ll be asked if you want to pair them up. Get ready for a wider sound stage and even more enveloping audio than that of traditional stereo speakers.

Whole house music

Bring multiple HomePod and HomePod mini speakers under one roof and easily enjoy music throughout your entire home. You can play one song everywhere, or jazz in the kitchen and kids’ music in the little one’s room. With multi-room audio, get ready to rock the whole house.

All your devices in concert

HomePod works seamlessly with your Apple devices. Handoff lets you transfer what’s playing on iPhone to HomePod — and the other way around — without skipping a beat. And with just your voice, use Siri to easily locate a loved one or your misplaced iPhone with Find My.

All your data stays yours. Apple never shares or sells it.

Turn up the music, podcasts and calls

From amazing tunes on Apple Music and other third-party music apps to podcasts and phone calls, HomePod dials up the clarity and fullness of all the listening experiences you love. And with AirPlay, you can enjoy even more of your favourite audio on HomePod.

Built-in intelligence that speaks for itself

HomePod comes with Siri built-in. So things like setting reminders and sending messages, turning on the lights when you walk through the door, locking doors, and even DJ‑ing your next dinner party — are just a “Hey Siri” away. Manage your day and control your smart home effortlessly with Siri.

Hands down, the best way to run the house

As your smart home hub, HomePod lets you control your home without lifting a finger.8 With Siri and smart accessories, things like closing the garage door can get done using just your voice. And with the ability to create automations tasks like dimming lights at night happen automatically. Along with helpful features like Sound Recognition which listens for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Temperature and humidity

With its built-in sensor, HomePod can detect and tell you the temperature and humidity of the room.

Sound Recognition

HomePod securely listens for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.9 If one of these sounds is identified, you’ll get a notification on iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

Automations

HomePod allows you to control your smart home accessories automatically by creating automations. Easily set up your lights to turn off every night at 10 pm. Done.

Remote access

Controlling your smart home while you’re away is simple. Need to unlock the door for a guest? No problem. You can take care of it in the Home app.

Matter compatibility

HomePod works seamlessly with your HomeKit accessories. And as an essential building block for Matter — the new smart home connectivity standard — it’s now compatible with even more accessories.

Privacy

Designed to protect your personal information. Privacy at home is more important than ever. That’s why your data is stored in a way that Apple can’t read.

Easy to connect. Simple to control.

Whether you already have a smart home or are buying your first smart device, getting set up — and staying connected from anywhere — is a breeze with the Home app and HomePod.

When you set up HomePod, it’s automatically added to the Home app, and with just your voice you can instantly control any of your HomeKit devices.

HomePod can also act as a home hub, letting you control your HomeKit accessories remotely. Wherever you go, you can see a live view from the front door, shut your garage, and lock or unlock the house through the Home app.

Looking to learn more about the benefits of a smart home? The Discover tab in the Home app is the best place to find out what’s possible, get recommendations on top-rated accessories that work with HomePod, and connect to the Apple Store app for additional details and effortless shopping.

Siri does everything like there’s nothing to it.

Siri is your do-it-all intelligent assistant that puts HomePod at the centre of your family’s activities. Whether you need a hand with a wide variety of everyday tasks, want easy control over your smart home accessories or simply want to hear your favourite song — just ask Siri.

Siri recognises you, him, her and them.

Siri can recognise the voices of up to six different family members on HomePod — and create a personalised experience for each person. So the music Dad hears when he asks for something he’d like is totally different from what the kids hear when they ask. And with Personal Requests, Siri can recognise a particular voice and relay that person’s information from iPhone apps like Messages, Calendar, Reminders and Contacts.

Intercom spreads the word.

With HomePod and HomePod mini speakers in different rooms, easily send an announcement throughout the house — or to a specific room — with Intercom. Just say “Hey Siri, intercom, The game has started”, and the whole house will get the message, and everyone can easily respond.

"Hey Siri, intercom, On my way home, want me to pick anything up?"

Intercom also works with your other Apple devices, so you can send and receive messages with CarPlay while you’re driving, with your AirPods during a workout or with your Apple Watch when you’re running errands.

A speaker that protects your right to privacy.

Privacy is essential — especially in your own home. HomePod is designed to keep your personal information safe and be a trusted assistant in your family’s everyday life.

HomePod only listens for “Hey Siri” — so you can speak freely knowing nothing you say is sent out of your home until you activate Siri with a touch or HomePod hears the magic words, “Hey Siri”.

HomePod works with your iPhone for requests like hearing your messages or notes, so they are completed on your device without revealing that information to Apple.

When you ask Siri something, your request is associated with a random identifier, not your Apple ID.

With HomeKit Secure Video support, HomePod can analyse the feeds of your supported video cameras, detecting the presence of people and recognising familiar faces, pets and cars. All video processing is done on your device before it’s sent to iCloud with end-to-end encryption — so your recordings can only be seen by you and the people you share them with, not Apple.

 

 

* Spatial Audio works with compatible content in supported apps on HomePod (2nd generation) and HomePod (1st generation). Not all content is available in Dolby Atmos.
* Apple Music requires a subscription.
* Creating a HomePod stereo pair requires two of the same model of HomePod speakers, such as two HomePod mini, two HomePod (2nd generation) or two HomePod (1st generation).
* Requires multiple HomePod speakers or AirPlay-compatible speakers with the latest AirPlay software.
* Some services may require a subscription.
* Requires a U1‑equipped iPhone running iOS 16.2 or later. Ultra Wideband availability varies by region.
* Find My Friends support requires the user to have Personal Requests enabled and friends and family to share their location in the Find My app on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
* Requires a HomeKit- or Matter-enabled accessory. Smart home accessory sold separately.
* Sound Recognition will be available in a software update later this year. Sound Recognition may detect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and send you notifications when recognised. Sound Recognition should not be relied upon in circumstances where you may be harmed or injured, or in high-risk or emergency situations. Sound Recognition requires the latest HomePod software version and updated Home architecture. The updated Home architecture is a separate update in the Home app. It requires all Apple devices that access the home to be using the latest software.
* Temperature and humidity sensing is optimised for indoor, domestic settings, when ambient temperatures are around 15℃ to 30℃ and relative humidity is around 30% to 70%. Accuracy may decrease in some situations where audio is playing for an extended period of time at high volume levels. HomePod requires some time to calibrate the sensor immediately after starting up, before results are displayed.
* Matter accessories require a home hub, such as an Apple TV or HomePod device.

More Information
Model Number HomePod 2nd Gen
RRP 479.00
Specs

Size (WxH): 142 x 168 mm
Weight: 345g

Audio Technology

- 4-inch high-excursion woofer
- Array of five horn-loaded tweeters, each tweeter with its own neodymium magnet
- Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
- Advanced computational audio with system sensing for real-time tuning
- Room sensing
- Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos for music and video
- Four-microphone design for far-field Siri
- Multiroom audio with AirPlay
- Stereo pair–capable

Audio Sources

- Apple Music
- iTunes music purchases
- iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
- Third-party music services
- Apple Music Radio or episodes on demand
- Radio stations from TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Audacy
- Apple Podcasts
- News briefings
- Remastered ambient sounds
- AirPlay to share other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or Mac

Touch Controls

Tap
Play/pause music or Siri

Double-tap
Skip

Triple-tap
Skip back

Touch and hold
Siri

Tap or hold + or −
Volume up/down

Sensors

- Sound Recognition
- Temperature and humidity
- Accelerometer

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of HomePod mini.

Features include:
- Touch Accommodations
- Siri
- VoiceOver
- Home app and HomeKit
- Intercom transcriptions

Wireless

- 802.11n Wi-Fi
- Peer-to-peer discovery for easy guest access
- Bluetooth® 5.0
- Thread
- Ultra-Wideband chip for device proximity

System Requirements

- HomePod with the latest version of software
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later) or iPhone 8 or later with the latest version of iOS; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later) or iPad mini (5th generation or later) with the latest version of iPadOS
- 802.11 Wi-Fi internet access

Electrical and Environmental Requirements

- Operating temperature: 0° to 35° C (32° to 95° F)
- Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
- Operating altitude: Tested up to 3,000 metres (10,000 feet)

In the Box

- HomePod
- Power cable
- Documentation

Compatibility

iPhone
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone SE (3rd generation)
iPhone SE (2nd generation)

iPad
12.9-inch iPad Pro
11-inch iPad Pro
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad (10th generation)
iPad (9th generation)
iPad (8th generation)
iPad (7th generation)
iPad (6th generation)
iPad (5th generation)
iPad Air (5th generation)
iPad Air (4th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad mini (6th generation)
iPad mini (5th generation)

HomePod mini and the Environment

HomePod is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

Made with better materials
100 per cent recycled rare earth elements in the speaker magnet
100 per cent recycled tin in the solder of multiple printed circuit boards
100 per cent recycled gold in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards
35 per cent or more recycled plastic in multiple components
100 per cent recycled plastic in the Midnight mesh fabric and nearly 30 per cent recycled plastic in the White mesh fabric

Energy-efficient
ENERGY STAR® certified

Smarter chemistry
Mercury-free
BFR-, PVC- and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing
Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging
100 per cent of virgin wood fibre comes from responsibly managed forests
96 per cent or more fibre-based packaging and no outer plastic wrapping

Apple Trade In
For more information on how to recycle your products at end of life, visit apple.com/au/trade‑in.

Apple and the Environment
We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to becoming carbon-neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030.

 

 

* Size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.
* Requires multiple HomePod devices or AirPlay 2–compatible speakers.
* A subscription may be required for music streaming services. Services are not available in all regions.
* Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite or later, or an iOS or iPadOS device (late 2012 or later) with iOS 8 or later or iPadOS.
* Not compatible with non-HomeKit Thread devices.
* Requires a U1‑equipped iPhone. Ultra Wideband availability varies by region.
* Data accurate as of product launch.
* ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
* Apple defines its restrictions on harmful substances, including definitions for what Apple considers to be ‘free of’, in the Apple Regulated Substances Specification. Every Apple product is free of PVC and phthalates with the exception of AC power cords in India, Thailand (for two-prong AC power cords) and South Korea, where we continue to seek government approval for our PVC and phthalates replacement.

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