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The Return Of The Full-Sized HomePod Reminds Handoff On HomePods Is A Whimsical, Accessible Stroke Of Genius

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Jan 18, 2023,01:02pm EST|

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Users can use Handoff to transfer audio to HomePod (and back again) via their iPhone.

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A day after announcing M2-powered MacBook Pros and Mac minis, Apple on Wednesday lit up its Newsroom website yet again by announcing a resurrected HomePod. The second generation smart speaker, which costs $299 and starts shipping February 3, is the company’s first full-sized HomePod since discontinuing the original model in March 2021 after three years on the market.

A notable feature in terms of accessibility to the new HomePod is Intercom Transcription. The feature, which actually debuted with the advent of the HomePod mini, transcribes audio messages sent via the Intercom feature—letting you tell the family, for instance, dinner is ready [...]

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