With the arrival of the latest iOS 11 beta, some details have been uncovered about the initial configuration process of the HomePod, a device that Apple is expected to release in the US before the end of the year.
This finding comes from the iHelp BR, who have detailed the inclusion of an image next to the iOS 11 code that shows us what could be the process of starting and linking the HomePod with our iPhone, iPad or iPod.
The first time we turn on our HomePod, the device will ask the user to link it to the iPhone, iPad or iPod in question. Probably there will also be a functionality that includes Mac and Apple TV, so we think that this linkage would be given through iCloud after a first linkage with an iOS device.
We assume that the pairing procedure detailed in this latest iOS 11 beta will be similar to the AirPod pairing process, since as shown in the image below, a context menu will appear indicating the pairing in the purest AirPod style.
The latest iOS beta shows us the configuration process of the HomePod. Via iHelp BR
IHelp BR has also pointed out that probably many of the configurations referred to this HomePod will be able to be done directly from our iOS device, although the use of Siri will be necessary during practically all the linking.
As we say, Siri should be present in almost the entire process of linking our iPhone or iOS device and the HomePod. On the other hand, some internal codes have suggested that the Apple Smart Speaker will probably spell out a code using Siri, a code that we will have to enter in our iOS device in order to correctly finish the pairing process. It is also speculated that the last 4 digits of the serial number of the iOS device we want to link may be required, essentially for security reasons.
Other requirements that might be required to set up the HomePod would be the inclusion of a 2FA enabled Apple ID and an active connection to a password protected WPA/WPA 2 WiFi network on our iOS device.
Previous rumours have also been confirmed, such as the inclusion of VoiceOver and the implementation of touch buttons, and details have been found that confirm the inclusion of several languages in which this HomePod could work, which makes us assume that the new Apple device would land in many more countries sooner than we thought.
As we told you at the beginning of the post, this HomePod would not be marketed until December, when it would begin to be sent to countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
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