Apple to Beef Up Its HomePod Smart Speaker with Multiple Timers, Phone Answering

Apple will reportedly beef up its HomePod smart speaker this year with new features and improvements that would make it more competitive and finally have a chance against Amazon Echo or Google Home.

According to a report from iGeneration, someone leaked the major features of the upcoming HomePod OS 12 software, which will launch this fall alongside iOS 12, macOS Mojave 10.14, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12. Apple currently only seeds as a private beta of HomePod OS 12 to retail employees and internally to some Apple stuff for testing.

The HomePod OS 12 private beta apparently includes two new features that we expect to arrive for all HomePod owners later this year. The first one is the ability to answer phone calls, just like on your Mac computer, as well as to listen to your voicemail messages, redial numbers, search your call history, … (read more)

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