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Apple’s HomePod Shipping With ‘Beta’ Version of iOS

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The HomePod is finally here, with many customers receiving their preordered smart speakers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, and, interestingly, the device is shipping with a beta version of iOS.

According to a report from 9to5Mac, the highly-anticipated HomePod is shipping with iOS 11.2.5, build 15D59 installed, which is, in fact, technically a beta version of the operating system.

This version of iOS was released the very same day as the iOS 11.2.5 beta 7, which, according to the report, is part of the “living on beta” program that Apple has with its employees.

Since this iOS build of the HomePod is technically a beta version, a public HomePod update is likely just around the corner, whether it’s a new version of iOS 11.2.5, or when iOS 11.3 is released to the public.

 

Apple’s HomePod speaker was officially released to the public today, marking the Cupertino company’s first foray into the smart speaker market, one dominated by Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home.

Check out some of the latest reviews of Apple’s smart speaker here.

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  • electric_erik

    How is this a beta version still? My iPhone 6 and gf’s iPhone 8 are both running this version and updated via the regular software update.

  • electric_erik

    Mine is 11.2.5 build 15D60 however.

  • Olley

    thanks for being our early “testers”!!

    a full version Homepod 2 will be out this summer for $700. you’re welcome 😀

  • Got Game? Get Game! ???

    Anyone using Windows and Android makes you a Beta Tester.

  • Olley

    no, not really. being in beta implies there will be a final, complete version in the future, which… HAHAHAHHA lets face it since when did you hear about android update HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

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