It doesn’t come as a surprise though, as Apple wants the HomePod to have that magical “just work” capability like its other products.
They’re all abstract pieces that say little specific about Apple’s smart speaker.
The recent FCC ruling that undermines the concept of net neutrality isn’t the final say as new political and tactical countermeasures gain momentum.
Fret not, it’s possible to stream Spotify on HomePod.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about the HomePod unboxing and setup experience, plus they share some HomePod tips.
You can give your HomePod a unique name, or change the name you already gave it. Read on to learn how.
Want to get the best possible audio from your HomePod? Check out these guidelines for where to place it in your room
HomePod has a help and tutorial section on Apple’s website, just in time for the smart speaker to arrive.
iOS developer Bryan Irace wrote a great piece on Siri, and how Apple has allowed the Siri experience to fracture. Bryan Chaffin recommends it as a good read.
To set up HomePod you’ll need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.2.5, which is the latest update.
HomePod pre-orders, including those ordered as late as yesterday, are on their way for delivery tomorrow, February 9th.
HomePod pre-orders in the United States are still available for delivery this Friday, February 9th. No kidding.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive into iOS 11.3’s performance and battery management settings, plus they explain HomePod’s FullRoom feature.
Apple’s HomePod smart speaker will be in stores this Friday, but its FullRoom multi-speaker feature is still a few weeks off. Read on to learn what FullRoom is—and isn’t.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the early HomePod reviews ahead of this Friday’s release, plus they talk about audio quality and Siri’s limitations.
Jim Dalrymple was given a tour of Apple’s audio lab—the kind of access Apple rarely gives anyone—and put together a fantastic piece at The Loop. This was done as part of Apple’s HomePod release blitz, and Mr. Dalrymple described the custom anechoic chamber built to test the HomePod, development time (6 years), and the fact that it was started as a speaker project, not a Siri product. He also talked about how nothing in HomePod is off the shelf, saying: “I had a look at a HomePod that was taken apart and put on a table. Every aspect of the device was designed by Apple, specifically for the HomePod. Even the fabric mesh that covers HomePod was designed by the acoustic team in collaboration with other Apple teams to make sure it was acoustically transparent, but still met all of Apple’s other standards.” It’s a very interesting read. Check it out!
The early HomePod reviews are in, and the consensus is it sounds great, but Siri is lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
June’s WWDC is not far away, so it’s not too early to start talking about what Apple may have in store for the next version of macOS.
Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at FTP apps for iPhone and iPad, plus they discuss Apple’s HomePod strategy.
Apple has turned out the C-Suite to promote HomePod, including senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller. In an interview with audio magazine Sound and Vision, Mr. Schiller talked up three aspects of Apple’s smart speaker: music, Siri, and HomeKit. There’s little I would call new in the interview, and when I went looking for a standout quote, it all felt like informative marketing speak. But, it’s interesting to see Mr. Schiller pushing HomeKit integration, which has largely been downplayed in Apple’s marketing message so far. One way or another, however, it’s a good read that gives a nice overview of what Apple wants us to think about HomePod.