- Apple unveiled a cheaper HomePod mini during its iPhone event Tuesday as expected.
- The spherical speaker will be priced at $99 and comes in space gray and white.
- The new smart speaker comes after Apple has fielded criticism for not releasing a HomePod at a more affordable price.
- The original HomePod also wasn’t compatible with third-party music services like Spotify — the company said Tuesday that the HomePod mini will eventually be able to play content from Pandora and Amazon Music.
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Apple’s Tuesday event was expected to focus mostly on the company’s iPhone 12 launch, but the first release out of the door was that of a new HomePod smart speaker, which was expected to make an appearance.
At $99, it’s a cheaper alternative to Apple’s HomePod, which was priced at $350 when it first launched.
The new, Siri-enabled device features a spherical