Along with the first beta builds of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2, Apple released an update of the firmware for the yet-not-released HomePod. Probably, the update is intended only for the first owners of the “smart” column, engaged in pre-release testing, because the corresponding file is not displayed in the Developer Center.

Despite all Apple’s attempts to hide the update from prying eyes, enterprising developers have found it accessible and “merged” into the Network. File analysis conductedGuillerme Rambo showed that the update contains several audio signals accompanying the configuration process, as well as information on the principles of interaction with HomePod.

For example, right after setting up the “smart” column will greet you on behalf of Siri and say: “It’s so cool to get out of the box!”.

Along with the first beta builds of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2, Apple released an update of the firmware for the yet-not-released HomePod. Probably, the update is intended only for the first owners of the “smart” column, engaged in pre-release testing, because the corresponding file is not displayed in the Developer Center.

Despite all Apple’s attempts to hide the update from prying eyes, enterprising developers have found it accessible and “merged” into the Network. File analysis conductedGuillerme Rambo showed that the update contains several audio signals accompanying the configuration process, as well as information on the principles of interaction with HomePod.

For example, right after setting up the “smart” column will greet you on behalf of Siri and say: “It’s so cool to get out of the box!”.

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