If you’ve been waiting for the Apple HomePod to pop up in Black Friday deals, your wish just has come real, at least if you live in the US.
After pulling the HomePod 13.2 update due to bricking complaints from HomePod owners, Apple has released a new HomePod 13.2.1 update. The update aims to fix the bricking bug and does not bring anything new to the table over and above the HomePod 13.2 update.
Apple yesterday released the iOS 13.2 software update for the HomePod that added multi-user and Handoff support to the smart speaker. However, the update seems to be bricking the HomePod for good as many users are reporting that their speaker is stuck on the booting process after the installation process.
Apple has released HomePod 13.2 software update. The update comes with new features like Multi-user support, Ambient Sounds, and Handoff.
Apple has updated its HomePod website with new features that are supposed to arrive this fall. Starting with iOS 13, Siri will start supporting multiple users by recognizing their voice on HomePod. With this feature in place, HomePod will automatically recognize the voice and start playing their personal playlist. Yet another new feature has been added on the HomePod website.
Apple plans on launching a new cheaper HomePod and a more expensive AirPods next year.
Apple’s HomePod seems to be lagging behind when it comes to market share in the U.S. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners has published a new report that says HomePod accounted for only 5 percent out of 76 million smart speakers sold in the United States in Q2 2019.
Apple has announced that it is bringing its Siri-powered smart speaker HomePod to Japan and Taiwan later this summer.
More than a year after it went on sale, Apple has reduced the price of its Siri-powered smart speaker, HomePod, by $50.
Back in February, Apple quietly updated the male Siri voices in the United Kingdom and Australia.