The New HomePod Brings a New Sound and More Home Smarts

It was a surprise when Apple discontinued the original HomePod in March 2021, after three years, and it was even more of a surprise in January 2023 when they announced a new model. If Apple stopped selling the device for want of sales, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to bring back a new version that is essentially the same. There are some differences in sound signature and home capabilities, which I will discuss in this article, but if you look at an original and 2nd generation HomePod, side by side, you will not be able to tell the difference.

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