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People in Australia, the UK and USA are starting to receive their pre-ordered HomePods and getting to experience its sound quality in person for the first time. We wrote before about how HomePod updates will be controlled by the Home app on iOS, but we didn’t know which version of iOS they would be running from the factory.
HomePod has started arriving to customers around the world and Apple’s Tips app for iOS is ready for it. When you have the speaker paired with your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you’ll be able to access a new Tips collection. After pairing HomePod, you should get a notification from the Tips app within 30 minutes.
We’ve been discovering quite a bit by digging into the first iOS 11.3 beta, released last week. We learned that parents will be able to approve purchases using Face ID and that the Apple Books overhaul is in fact happening, and now evidence has emerged showing Apple has a new single sign-on like service for the web in development…
iPhone X owners with children have been complaining for a while about the impossibility of approving purchases using Face ID. While on devices with Touch ID it has always been possible to approve purchases using the biometric authentication, the feature had not been implemented for Face ID …
With AirPods and the W1 chip, Apple introduced a proximity-based set up system that automatically pops up a card on your iOS device when a configurable device is nearby. The same system is used to share Wi-Fi passwords, set up new iOS devices, Apple TVs and even Apple Watch.
HomePod will use the same set up system, but it includes a few more steps, depending on your particular setup…
In case you want to protect your $349 HomePod from accidental damage, you’ll be able to get AppleCare+ coverage for $39.