The “Introduction Date” generally refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The “Discontinued Date” refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*The HomePod first was unveiled as a vaporware “Sneak Peek” on June 5, 2017 and promised to ship in “December .” It finally became available for order on January 26, 2018 and shipped on February 9, 2018.
The Geekbench benchmark does not support the HomePod.
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*Apple provides limited technical details about the HomePod, but the company does report that it is powered by an Apple A8 processor.
but third-party firmware analysis has determined it has a dual core Apple A8 and it likely runs around 1.4 GHz.
*Apple makes no mention of RAM or storage for the HomePod. However, as first discovered by Twitter user Avery Magnotti, the HomePod has 1 GB of onboard RAM. In the site’s customary teardown, iFixit determined that it has 16 GB of onboard storage.
*The HomePod has a round display on the top of the device. As first discovered by Twitter user Avery Magnotti, it has a resolution of 272×340.
*Apple notes that the HomePod supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO as well as Bluetooth 5.0.
The HomePod has a round 272×340 touch-sensitive display on the top for volume, track control, and Siri activation.
The HomePod is a cylinder shaped “smart speaker” that supports Siri and that is compatible with recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
*The HomePod is available in two colors, white and a dark “Space Gray.”
It is powered by a round touch-sensitive display on the top of the device.
Apple Order No:
*MQHV2LL/A refers to the HomePod in white. In a dark “Space Gray,” the order number is MQHW2LL/A.
Apple Model No:
A1639 (EMC N/A*)
The model number is unique to this HomePod. There is no visible external EMC number. As first discovered by Twitter user Jonathan Levin, the HomePod has a Model ID of AudioAccessory1,1.
*Apple makes no specific mention of the operating system for the HomePod, but it is related to the iOS. Hardworking hackers determined that the HomePod internally refers to its operating system as “audioOS.”
The HomePod works with an iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Gen), iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th Gen) running iOS 11.2.5 or later.
6.8 x 5.6*
5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)
*The HomePod is a cylinder. Apple reports that it is 6.8 inches tall and 5.6 inches wide (172 mm x 142 mm, respectively). It weighs 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg).
Apple reports that the HomePod supports “HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC.”
*In the US, the HomePod is US$349 in either white or a dark Space Gray.