Apple leaker l0vetodream says that there won’t be an update to the existing HomePod at the October Apple event, but there will be a new HomePod mini.
there is no HomePod2 this year— 有没有搞措 (@L0vetodream) October 7, 2020
only have mini one
l0vetodream does have a pretty good track record with Apple-related predictions so the prediction is plausible.
This comes a day after news broke that Apple has removed a number of third party speakers and headphones from its stores.
This isn’t the first we have heard of a HomePod mini, in a 13 April 2020 report, Bloomberg revealed that according to "people familiar with the plans," Apple is planning to release a smaller and cheaper HomePod this year.
The report suggests that this HomePod will be half the size of the original, with the same design.
Back in March 2018 a report on Japanese site Mac Otakara suggested that a new smaller HomePod speaker would eventually launch.
Read more about the new HomePod in our rumour round up here.