With the release of iOS 12 smart column Apple will find a number of missing features. One of them is in full support of the phone instead to call the “iPhone” and switch to another audio source, users can make and receive calls directly on the HomePod.
The relationship will continue to answer the smartphone, the smart-column does not have its own cellular module. It is reported by French site iGeneration, familiar with the closed beta version of iOS 12.
Another new feature is the ability to run multiple timers as speakers on Amazon Echo and Google Home. In the kitchen, for example, you can set one timer for cooking of eggs and other baking dishes in the oven.
Other improvements iOS 12 for HomePod will enable the “Find my iPhone” (Find My iPhone), which will allow to find the lost somewhere in the apartment a smartphone, and fixes for the Wi-Fi connection (now when this error occurs, the HomePod have to restart).
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The iOS release 12 expected in September. With it will come a new OS version to other Apple products: watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14 (Mojave).