Smart column Homepod has not yet gone on sale but has already appeared information about the features of setting it up. They shared the 9to5mac.
For example, the AirPods and chip W1 Apple introduced the system configuration devices on the basis of proximity. So, when compatible smartphone or tablet is nearby, the screen displays a pop-up window. This system is used to share Wi-Fi passwords, settings, iOS devices, Apple TV and Apple Watch.
HomePod will use the same principle, but it will involve a few more steps. The process starts when an iOS device with firmware version not below 11.2.5 will be located close to the HomePod. Pop-up card will show you picture of smart speakers and offer to configure it.
To pair will require an access code that can be entered in two ways. The first will not require any effort from the user. Only need an iOS device that detects a special signal reproduced HomePod. The second Siri will dictate a four-digit code that must be entered manually. This process is shown in the video.
You may notice that when you configure HomePod there are a couple of account requirements. Must be enabled iCloud keychain and two-factor authentication.
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