How will Apple’s HomePod handle software updates? According to code within iOS 11.2.5, 9to5Mac’s Guilherme Rambo has discovered software updates will be installed via the Home app.
As you can see from the screenshot below, there’s an option to have updates installed automatically:
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Software updates handled over-the-air for HomePod are similar to how Apple Watch users update watchOS, via the Apple Watch app. It’s most likely the latest version of software for HomePod will only become available when users have the latest version of iOS installed.
Early press reviews of HomePod have been fairly positive, with many reviewers concluding sound quality of the speaker is impressive for its size.
HomePod launches on February 9 in the US, UK and Australia. Canadians have no ETA on when the speaker will launch in Canada, but hopefully sometime in 2018.