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Lilbits: HomePod Mini’s hidden hardware, the future of LG smartphones (or lack thereof)

A week ago we learned that Apple’s first smart speaker would be discontinued. The company is shifting its focus from the original $299 Siri-powered smart speaker to the new $99 HomePod mini which may not offer the same audio quality, but which is a heck of a lot more affordable at a time when rivals […]

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Lilbits: Google kills its MP3 store, Apple launches a smaller smart speaker

Last month Google introduced its $100 Nest Audio smart speaker and Amazon introduced a whole bunch of new Echo smart speakers. Today it was Apple’s turn. Two and a half years after the company released the original HomePod speaker with Siri support, the company has unveiled the HomePod mini which is smaller, cheaper, and serves […]

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Apple iPhone 12 and HomePod mini launch event live blog

Apple is introducing its first smartphones with 5G support, along with a new smaller, cheaper, and in some ways more capable HomePod smart speaker. Follow along for the latest updates. Updates are posted from newest to oldest. Update: That’s a wrap. Apple announced the new iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone […]