Share This Article
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is not currently working on a second-generation HomePod mini. This news comes after the surprise launch of the upgraded full-sized HomePod this week.
In his weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman stated that there is currently no obvious reason for Apple to update the mini model as the latest HomePod doesn’t include any major new functions that aren’t already present in the $99 mini.
The HomePod mini was first launched in 2020 and since then, Apple has been expanding its availability by launching Siri compatibility in various new countries and regions around the world.
In 2021, Apple added three new colors to the HomePod mini lineup but has otherwise remained focused on providing software updates to the speaker and widening its supported languages.
- HomePod 16.3 Software Update Is Now Available
- Apple’s Q1 Report: A Dip In iPhone Sales And A Boost In Services
Gurman goes on to say that while it would be nice to see more colors, a lower price, and better sound and microphones on the HomePod mini, the real improvements probably need to be made on the back end with Siri and app integration.
It remains to be seen whether Apple will release a second-generation HomePod mini in the future, but for now, it seems that the company is focusing on the full-sized version.