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Apple to Launch New HomePod with S8 Chip in 2023: Report

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said he expects Apple to release a new HomePod sometime next year. The HomePod, code-named B620, will run the same S8 chip coming to the watches and will be closer to the original HomePod in terms of size and audio performance rather than a new...

iOS 16 Beta Contains References to Unreleased HomePod Model

Apple rolled out iOS 16 beta 1 yesterday to the developers and the folks over at 9to5Mac have already dug up references to an unreleased HomePod in the beta’s source code, hinting a new HomePod model could be coming soon. According to the source, this unknown HomePod model is labeled internally as “AudioAccessory6,” while the...

Apple Releases tvOS 15.5.1 for Apple TV and 15.5.1 for HomePod

Apple has released two software updates for Apple TV and HomePod and HomePod mini users on Wednesday. Now available for download is tvOS 15.5.1 for Apple TV and 15.5.1 for HomePod. According to the release notes, the update “addresses an issue where music could stop playing after a short time.” We’ve experienced this issue with...

Apple Hires New Engineer to Lead HomePod Software

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has hired a new engineer to leads its HomePod software efforts: The iPhone maker is enlisting Afrooz Family to lead the work, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Family worked at Apple from 2012 to 2016 before leaving to co-found audio startup Syng with former Apple industrial...

Apple Rolls Out New HomePod 15 Beta Software Update

Following reports of original HomePods suddenly failing for users who updated their devices to the latest beta software last week, Apple has rolled out a new version of the HomePod 15 beta software designed to work with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and tvOS 15 (via MacRumors). It must, however, be noted that since the latest HomePod‌...

HomePods Suddenly Stop Working for Users Updating to 14.6, 15

A growing number of original HomePods have suddenly stopped working for users who have updated their devices to the beta version of the ‌HomePod‌ 15 software, although some users with 14.6 software installed have also been affected, MacRumors is reporting. According to one user, his 18-month-old ‌HomePod‌ running the 14.6 update has suddenly stopped working,...

HomePod Now Sold Out on Apple’s Canada and US Online Stores

Apple's stock of the original, discontinued HomePod appear to have been exhausted in Canada and the United States. Apple discontinued its HomePod smart speaker back in March, but you've still been able to order one from the online Apple Store depending on the color you wanted. That is, until today. HomePod is officially sold out in Canada...