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Apple’s HomePod gets price cut, now $300

Apple has cut retail price of the HomePod by $50 to $299 in the US. Other international markets are also seeing price cuts, though some aren’t as substantial as this.

The HomePod is just under seven inches tall and looks like a piece of furniture. It’s available in both space gray and white, and also acts as a hub for HomeKit devices to provide remote access to home automation.

The wireless speaker packs an array of speakers to server up a well-rounded balance of treble and bass regardless of where you place it in a room (mine’s in the  home office). The speaker’s woofer — which has a custom amplifier — is suspended in the HomePod so it doesn’t vibrate or distort the sound even when you crank up the volume. 

The HomePod creates a virtual array of soundbeams using its seven-tweeter array. Placed near a wall (the best location), the HomePod creates three beams: one pointed out the front for “direct” sounds like vocals and guitars, and two pointed at the wall to reflect “ambient” sounds like applause.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.