Home Technology New HomePod elements are ‘decently replaceable’ says YouTuber

New HomePod elements are ‘decently replaceable’ says YouTuber



HomePod 2 teardown

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Apple lately revived the full-sized HomePod, and a YouTuber has taken it aside to search out that it’s extra repairable than the unique HomePod was.

The HomePod returned on January 18, almost two years after it discontinued its unique mannequin. The second-generation HomePod retains the identical measurement and type issue however gives improved audio and higher Siri integration.

YouTuber Brandon Geekabit uploaded a teardown of the brand new HomePod, figuring out the woofer, tweeters, temperature sensor, contact panel, and others. Many of the modifications are on the within of the system, whereas a few outdoors modifications embrace a detachable energy wire and an inset contact panel.

The video reveals that the panel on the underside is straightforward to pry off, and particular screwdriver suggestions are wanted to get previous the preliminary T6 screws. All through disassembly, Torx drivers for T3 and T5 screws as present in most electronics restore kits are additionally required.

After taking off two layers of mesh cloth protecting the HomePod and eradicating extra screws on the underside, Brandon may open the speaker. He found a number of modifications within the new system, although these had been identified previous to the teardown.

The 2023 iteration of the HomePod has 5 moderately than seven tweeters, and there at the moment are solely 4 moderately than six far-field Siri microphones. The brand new mannequin additionally has new sensors for temperature and humidity for good residence ecosystems.

The total video is price watching, and Brandon notes that elements are “decently replaceable.” Apple does not promote official elements for the HomePod, not like the iPhone.



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