We are just a few weeks away from seeing the HomePod on the market, even if it doesn’t arrive in Spain soon, if we expect Apple to end up expanding its market for this smart speaker. Today we have learned from the developer Filipe Espósito new features of this product after investigating the iOS 11.2.5 betas.
One of the most outstanding ones we have seen, and which has been highlighted by the developer himself, is the possibility of deactivating “Hey Siri” . This is a thought for when there are a lot of people in our house, who may end up confusing Siri and activating it every few seconds.
In the image we see in his Twitter account we see these scenes accompanied by the file name, something that gives more weight to this information. Among these scenes we can also program others to adjust the brightness of the room or change the atmosphere, all designed to work with HomeKit.
The developer has also implied that you will be able to register several voices to invoke Siri with the “Hey Siri” , unlike on the iPhone where you can only register one voice. This makes sense, because if only one voice can be registered and there are several of you at home, can only one person call Siri by voice command? That would be a bit absurd.
Being a product that will be in a home, which normally has several members the logical thing is to think that they will be able to use it all, including this multiple support, although they did not sell it to us in the corresponding presentation, something to which we are accustomed.
Another new feature of the HomePod is the possibility of recognising other HomePods in the house and adjusting to them, both in terms of sound and in terms of receiving instructions. All this with the Apple ecosystem in mind, something that we don’t think is silly.
We will have to discover all this when this intelligent speaker is officially on the market, and be able to analyse whether or not it is worth buying it in the end. I hope that before the end of the month we will have it on the market.