“Hey Siri”: Apple explains how the HomePod recognizes the commands

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In a new post published on the Machine Learning Journal portal , Apple has explained in detail, and sometimes extremely technical, how Siri on HomePod has been designed to work even in not very good acoustic conditions. How does the intelligent Apple speaker behave when another source plays music at high volume or when the vacuum cleaner is running? Unlike Siri on the iPhone , […]

Apple will launch an inexpensive HomePod with the Beats brand: it will not have Siri

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We have already talked several times about the possibility of seeing a cheaper version of HomePod, today is a supplier of Apple to provide more information about it.  Well, the new speaker will be produced by Beats, which of course belongs to Apple, but will be branded “Beats”.  MediaTek will play a key role in […]

HomePod: 600,000 units sold in the first quarter of 2018

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According to a recent analysis by Strategy Analytics, the HomePods sold by Apple in the first quarter of 2018 would be  600,000  – about 6% of the market – compared to the 4 million smart speakers sold by Amazon in the same period. If the estimates were to prove accurate, Google and Alibaba would confirm themselves second and third respectively in the standings while Apple would become […]

Apple releases audioOS 11.3, the first firmware update of HomePod [Video]

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HomePod is not yet available in Italy but Apple has released the first software update that aligns with iOS coming to version 11.3. Internally, the HomePod operating system is called “audioOS” and is a modified version of iOS. The firmware weighs 2.36GB, the build is 15E217 but unfortunately, in this version, only minor bugs are fixed […]

The huge success of the AirPods continues, the HomePod sales are disappointing

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According to information released by Barclays, Apple is still selling several AirPods. The sales of the HomePod instead seem to be quite disappointing. Blayne Curtis,  a Barclays analyst, recently visited Asia, where he was able to meet some of the most important members of the Apple production chain. Based on the data collected directly from the plants, he made a forecast […]