Originally intended to be released in 2018, the Qi wireless charger could be coming soon because Apple’s suppliers have purportedly begun mass production of the device, with one company said to start churning out first units later this month.
The LEDs on your HomePod will now illuminate when in a group FaceTime call. And as a cool bonus, customers in Hong Kong and mainland China can now enjoy their HomePod fully thanks to expanded regional support.
Apple’s Audio Software Engineering and Siri Speech Team explain how HomePod uses machine learning running on the 64-bit Apple A8 processor to filter out echo, reverberation and background noise when making spoken requests to Siri.
Just as was the case in the past with the 3G and 4G LTE transition, Apple has employed the waiting tactic and won’t jump on the 5G bandwagon this or next year, meaning a 5G-capable iPhone won’t launch before 2020, at the earliest.