Apple is adding new features to HomePod including the ability to search by lyrics, set multiple timers, make and receive phone calls and more. It is also bringing support for Spanish in the US, Spain, and Mexico, and expands support in Canada with Canadian French.
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Apple is rolling out iOS 11.4 update for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. This update brings AirPlay 2 stereo pairs and multi-room audio bringing more immersive listening experience through HomePod smart speaker. Using AirPlay 2 lets you connect to the multi-room wireless audio system to play music in any room from any room, move music from one room to another or play the same song everywhere using an iOS device, Apple TV, and HomePod. Continue reading “Apple releases iOS 11.4 update with AirPlay 2 stereo pairs, multi-room audio, messages in iCloud”
Apple HomePod went on for sale in February at $349, while it was aimed to rival Amazon’s Echo and other trending smart speakers. However, things didn’t go the way Apple wanted as the sales are lower than expected which made Apple cut some orders with Inventec Corp., one of the manufacturers that build the HomePod. Continue reading “Apple said to have cut down HomePod orders over lackluster reception”
Apple HomePod speaker is apparently leaving white ring marks on certain wood surfaces in normal use. However, Apple has responded to same by saying that it is usual for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks. Continue reading “Apple acknowledges HomePod white ring issue, says it is normal for ‘vibration-dampening silicone’ to leave marks”
Apple HomePod speaker which recently went on sale is said to cost $216, according to an analysis by TechInsights. The HomePod speaker is Apple’s first attempt at speakers in a decade which is now generating thinner profit margins compared to other products like the Apple Watch and iPhone. Continue reading “Apple HomePod costs $216 to build”
Apple recently released early firmware for its HomePod smart speaker ahead of the device’s launch. The firmware has given out details and new features of the upcoming iPhone 8. Continue reading “Apple HomePod firmware confirms iPhone 8 bezel-less design, facial recognition”
Apple unveiled Siri-powered smart speaker HomePod at WWDC 2017, as expected. The 7-inch tall is Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home as it offers similar functions like playing music, checking the news and controlling other connected devices in the home. It uses spatial awareness to sense its location in a room and automatically adjust the audio. Continue reading “Apple introduces Siri-powered HomePod speaker for $349”