Apple to introduce new smart speaker HomePod

American technology company Apple has released the first look of its HomePod speaker, which will compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

HomePod is Apple’s new smart speaker, supported by the company’s Siri digital assistant. It is made to provide high-quality sound throughout the room and has a total of six microphones.

The HomePod also works as a home assistant and can be used to send messages, receive updates about weather and news and also control smart devices.

The HomePod will be priced at around Rs 22,500 and it will be launched in the markets of the United States, Australia and Britain in December this year.