What's Next for HomePod Mini: Revisiting Latest Rumors

Joe Rossignol

It's been over two years since Apple released the HomePod mini. Other than the new color options, the smart speaker hasn't been updated since its launch in November 2020, but rumor has it that a new model may be in the works.

Below, we've rounded up the latest HomePod mini rumors and expectations.

HomePod Mini Story

  • October 2020 Apple announces HomePod mini during iPhone 12 event.
  • November 2020 HomePod mini launches November 16 in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and November 24 in Mexico and Taiwan.< /li> < li>December 2020 – November 2021: HomePod mini launches in mainland China, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, and Italy.
  • March 2021:< /strong> Apple is phasing out full-sized HomePods.
  • November 202 1: HomePod mini gets three new color options: yellow, orange, and blue.
  • March 2022: HomePod mini launches in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Switzerland .

< h2>HomePod Mini Rumors

New Model

In August 2022, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg stated that Apple was considering releasing an updated version of the HomePod mini in the future, but he didn't provide a specific timeline or details of potential new features. He said the update was unlikely to be “super impressive”, suggesting that any changes in dynamics would be minor.

More countries

Apple will likely launch HomePod mini in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the foreseeable future based on Siri language support.

In recent software updates, HomePod mini and the full-sized HomePod have received Siri support in Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish. Danish is still not supported on HomePods, but a report earlier this year indicated that the language was being tested.

Improved home app

Starting with iOS 16.2, which remains As part of beta testing, an additional update is available for the Home app on iPhone. Apple says the update improves the performance, efficiency, and reliability of the smart home accessory control app.

To update the Home app, all HomePods associated with the same iCloud account as the iPhone must be updated to the HomePod software. version 16.2, which is also in beta and is expected to be released with iOS 16.2 later this month.

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