The new diminutive version is likely to prove popular for Apple fans looking for affordable multi-room audio … While a very different beast from the $299 full-size HomePod,
The company claimed it would deliver ‘amazing’ sound in a compact format when Apple announced the HomePod mini.
Apple says that, despite having only a single, downward-facing driver, the mini provides 360-degree audio.
However, expectation management is important, as I noted when the specs were revealed.
But I also believe that Apple targets two types of buyers, both of whom are likely to be happy.