Just like the HomePod Max, they aren’t ready for lossless hi-fi.
Today, we learned that Apple’s ultra-premium $550 AirPods Max headphones aren’t ready for the new lossless audio catalog coming to Apple Music next month — and they’re not alone. Apple confirms to UFABET that the HomePod and HomePods mini won’t support lossless audio, either. (MacRumors confirmed the same thing with sources earlier this afternoon.)
The good news is that the HomePod and HomePods mini will indeed support the company’s new spatial audio experiences,
we were fairly intrigued trying spatial audio on the AirPods Pro, and it’s also coming to Apple Music next month in a bigger way.
And, Apple says, it’s not like any of these devices will fail to play back lossless tracks completely. They simply won’t be playing them at lossless quality.
HomePods is round, compact, and covered in a 3D mesh fabric selected for its acoustic properties.
HomePods integrates with Apple Music and features built-in Siri support. With a 6 microphone array, the speaker can detect Siri commands from anywhere in a room, even when loud music is playing.
Siri has an improve understanding of music-related queries and can help users discover new content, \
Supported Touch Gestures
The HomePod supports several gestures using the aforementioned touch controls at the top of the device. A tap pauses/plays music, while a double tap swaps to the next track. You can go back to the previous track with a triple tap, and a touch and hold brings up Siri (with a visible waveform to indicate when Siri is listening).
Above the tweeters, there’s a six-microphone array that allows to hear spoken Siri commands even when loud music is playing, and above the microphones, there’s a 4-inch upward-facing Apple-designed woofer that has a powerful motor to move a lot of air, resulting in deep bass.