While not detailed on the tech specs, MacRumors can confirm that Apple’s new HomePod mini features an unplugged power cable that ends in a USB-C connector for use with the 20W power adapter included in the box.
With the USB-C switch, the HomePod mini could potentially be powered by a wider range of devices and peripherals, from MacBooks to USB-C battery packs with enough wattage, but ultimately it depends on how much energy the HomePod mini takes.
The standard HomePod also has an unbreakable power cord, but it ends with a plug for direct connection to a wall outlet.
It is important to note that immediately after the launch of the original HomePod, it was discovered that the power cable could be technically removed if sufficient force is applied, so it will be told in time if this is also possible with the omeHomePod mini. In an internal document obtained by MacRumors in 2018, Apple warned that the cableHomePod power cable should not be removed, note that it could cause damage to the cable or internal components.
Introduced at Apple’s event earlier this week, the HomePod mini has a more compact, spherical design, with a height of only 3.3 inches. However, despite being smaller, Apple says the HomePod mini still delivers “amazing sound” using “computational audio,” a feature powered by the same S5 chip as in the Apple Watch Series 5.
HomePod mini is available in white and gray for $ 99, with pre-orders set to start Friday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan , Spain, and the United Kingdom.