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The HomePod mini is significantly smaller than the full-sized HomePod. HomePod mini also features a spherical design, instead of the cylindrical shape on the original HomePod.
The HomePod mini measures 3.3 inches high (84.3 mm) and 3.9 inches wide (97.9 mm). HomePod mini weighs only 0.76 lbs (345 g).
Pre-orders for HomePod mini open on Friday, November 6, 2020.
The smart speaker is officially available starting ten days later, on Monday, November 16, 2020. Early pre-orders should arrive on this date, with the HomePod mini also appearing in Apple retail stores.
The HomePod mini retails for $99.
This pricing is $200 less than the original, full-sized HomePod. While the HomePod mini offers many of the same features as its larger sibling, due to its smaller size it cannot adjust audio quality to match the shape of a room. HomePod mini also does not offer a home theater mode when paired with Apple TV 4K.
The HomePod mini is Apple's second smart home speaker. Like the original HomePod, the HomePod mini offers "room-filling" sound and access to Hey Siri, but in a smaller package.
The HomePod mini looks like a sphere, with mesh around the outside and volume control buttons on top. Tap gestures can be used, and Siri controls music playback or compatible smart home appliances.