HomePod commercial samples that Apple delivers to its customers are running the seventh beta- version of iOS 11.2.5 15D59, learned 9To5Mac. Despite the fact that in the functional terms the test assembly of the Golden Master does not differ from the final one, it is technically still a version intended for early access.
The news itself The fact that HomePod is based on the beta version of the operating system is boring. Much more noticeable is the fact that Apple installs on the speaker is iOS, and not some other firmware. This may mean that we can soon witness the expansion of the functionality of the novelty.
One of the most desirable features of HomePod, which its owners literally dream of, is the support of third-party applications and services. According to co-founder Sonos John McFarlane, for the absolute success of the column from Apple, there is not enough staff compatibility with Spotify and other streaming music services.