HomePod - Technical Specifications

  

Size, Weight, and Color

  • Dimensions:
    6.8 inches high (172 mm)
    5.6 inches wide (142 mm)
  • Weight:
    5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)
  • Color:
    Space Gray
    White

Audio Technology

  • High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
  • Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
  • Six-microphone array for far-field Siri
  • Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
  • Direct and ambient audio beamforming
  • Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
  • Stereo pair capable

Audio Sources

  • Apple Music1
  • iTunes music purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with an Apple Music or iTunes Match subscription
  • Beats 1 live radio
  • Beats 1 live episodes on demand
  • Apple Podcasts
  • AirPlay other content to HomePod from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac

Audio Formats

  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, and FLAC2

Touch Surface

  • Tap or hold + or – for volume up/down
  • Touch and hold for Siri
  • Tap to play/pause music or Siri
  • Double-tap to skip
  • Triple-tap to skip back

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of HomePod.
Learn more

Features include:

  • Touch Accommodations
  • Siri
  • VoiceOver
  • Home app and HomeKit

Wireless

  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
  • Direct guest access3
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Multiroom speaker support with AirPlay 24

System Requirements

  • iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, or iPod touch (6th generation) with iOS 11.4 or later
  • 802.11 Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Apple Music subscription for full music functionality1

Electrical and Environmental Requirements

  • Built-in power supply
  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –4° to 113° F (–20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet (4500 m)
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet (10,500 m)

In the Box

  • HomePod
  • Documentation

Compatibility

iPhone:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

iPad:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2

iPod touch:

  • iPod touch (6th generation)

HomePod and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining the effect we have on the planet. Learn more

HomePod embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Brominated flame retardant–free
  • PVC-free
  • Beryllium-free
  • Meets ENERGY STAR for Audio/Video Version 3.0 requirements

Apple and the Environment
Learn more about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.


  1. Apple Music requires subscription.
  2. AirPlay is used to stream content on iPhone to HomePod. Transcoding to a lossy format for streaming may occur.
  3. Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite or later, or an iOS device (late 2012 or later) with iOS 8 or later.
  4. Requires multiple HomePod devices or AirPlay 2–compatible speakers.
Published Date: Jun 26, 2018