Apple taking their gadgets to the next level as they built the HomePod, which is a speaker designed to make Siri, the artificial intelligence voice for iPhones, a home assistant.
Now with this option any user can talk to Siri without holding their phone, watch or Apple TV remote. The HomePod is a hefty cylinder speaker, measuring at 6.8 by 5.6 inches and weighing 5.5 pounds. It is much bigger than an Amazon Echo and shows just how serious Apple is in beating out other brands.
Some of the other features include a high-excursion woofer, an array of six microphones, Apple A8 chip and Air Play 2. The Siri feature also can control any smart device that is compatible with Apple Homekit, which includes lights, locks, shades and more.
The Apple HomePod is expected to be available for $350 in December.