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These new leaks indicate that the HomePod could bring some improvements to the HomeKit

El lanzamiento del HomePod estaría a la vuelta de la esquina: los primeros altavoces ya habrían sido enviados

We saw very recently that the HomePod specifications were passing through the FCC in the United States, which usually means that a product launch is just a few days away. We might even see it before Friday, if we’re a little optimistic. I would bet more on seeing it before the end of January.

These new leaks indicate that the HomePod could bring some improvements to the HomeKit
These new leaks indicate that the HomePod could bring some improvements to the HomeKit

Now it is not the FCC but a developer called Filipe Espósito who has found more traces. It seems that the HomePod will have special functions added to the HomeKit. One of them could be to override the reception of voice commands with Siri, something that as Esposito himself claims may be suitable for parties where there are many people.

Also, although it is more in the air, there is reason to believe that the HomePod has support for several users . That is, it may be able to detect the voices of several people, each with a different profile for homes where more than one person lives (the vast majority, come on).

Another very interesting feature is the possibility that the HomePod can recognize other HomePods around the house and act accordingly . A network of HomePods could modify their own sound to obtain a better stereo effect, or apply the AirPlay 2 protocol so that the music plays simultaneously everywhere.

We’ll probably confirm this as soon as the HomePod comes out. And it will certainly do so, accompanied by software updates that bring all these probable new features. We’ll keep an eye out.

At Apple