HomePod teardown reveals how Apple made it sound so good in spite of its size
After years in development, Apple finally launched its HomePod smart speaker last week. Reviews were mixed, but audiophiles seem to agree that the sound quality is second to none for a device in this price range. If you’re looking for an upgrade over the Amazon Echo or Google Home (and don’t mind sacrificing your smart AI assistant for the underwhelming Siri), the HomePod offers incredible sound for a surprisingly reasonable price tag.
But what exactly makes the HomePod tick? We’ve seen the TV ads and scrolled through Apple’s hyperbolic landing page, but we want to see an objective breakdown of the hardware from an unbiased source. Thankfully, iFixit got its hands on the speaker last week and tore it to pieces to thoroughly examine the fruits of Apple’s labor.