Today it became known that a few days ago Apple has released another test build of the firmware for its smart speakers. However, while the new beta is being tested in the closed mode and the access to it available only to certain employees of the Apple company. However, as it became known, the new firmware greatly enhances HomePod.
According to iGeneration, after installing the new firmware the Apple column allows users to answer and make calls, activate the Find my iPhone feature is using voice assistant Siri, and also run multiple timers at the same time.
In addition, the authors note that now cupertinos already thinking about integration and other useful features. Moreover, many of them are in some way connected with calls. In particular, in the future HomePod can learn to read voice messages and search for information in call history.
At the moment it is unknown exactly when the new features become available to users. It is not excluded that it will happen in the fall, shortly after the release of the final versions of iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave.