"Hey Siri" support and possibly wireless charging case alongside AirPower charging mat.
Latest HomePod Firmware Discovery Shares First UI Sounds of Apple's Smart Speaker
Developer Avery Magnotti discovered the sounds within a file named "audioOS" of the HomePod firmware that Apple released this past weekend. In order of appearance in the file, the sounds are called:
In case anyone was curious, here are the new HomePod UI Sounds https://t.co/RT7H0hpNmp— Avery Magnotti (@citrusui) August 1, 2017
HomePod firmware-related reveals have been steadily rolling out since Saturday, revealing the general design of the iPhone 8, referencing a "split" status bar, including potential new Apple Watch skiing workouts, and more. Magnotti himself revealed yesterday that the HomePod's Siri display measures in at 272 x 340.
The reason that there are so many iPhone and Apple Watch bits of news coming out of the new HomePod firmware is because Apple's smart speaker will run on a modified version of iOS when it launches, and the firmware being investigated by developers relates to iOS 11.0.2. Apple announced the HomePod at WWDC this year, and it will launch this December for $349.