“Hey Siri, what’s it going to take to get inside this thing?” Probably something sharp. Following HomePod’s launch in the US, UK and Australia last Friday, repair experts over at iFixit have taken apart their Siri-powered accessory to offer an interesting look at its innards.
Among other planned enhancements, iOS 12 code-named “Peace” will reportedly integrate the Siri smart assistant more deeply into the iPhone’s search view in an effort to bring Siri intelligence to more places.
Are you worried about your HomePod being in a place where anyone outside your home can interact with Siri? Afraid that a thief might yell at Siri to unlock the front door while you’re away? Apple thought of that, too—HomePod requires an iOS device to authenticate unlocking security HomeKit accessories.
HomePod, the new sound of home, is here. To go with the launch, Apple published a brand new online user guide for HomePod to help owners set up their wireless speaker, adjust its settings and get the most out of its features.
Apple’s upcoming Siri-powered speaker has won praises from technology reviewer David Pogue, who touted its impressive sound quality compared to the Google Home Max, the latest Amazon Echo and the Sonos One.