HomePod, smart column from Apple will be available this winter, but we can already see how it will be connecting the speaker to the smartphone. Information published a blog iHelpBR.
The first column connection screen will appear, which is perfectly familiar to owners of headphones with chip W1 from Apple — it is absolutely the same.
If this information proves true, then the column can be configure only via iPhone and iPad: “When you turn it on for the first time, iOS will ask the user whether he wants to adjust with this iPhone / iPad. You cannot configure HomePod using Apple TV, or Mac, although it will happen to them”.
In the code system has also found other information: when first turned on, you can choose the accent and gender of Siri, enable automatic updates. Column will need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Sale HomePod is scheduled for the end of this year, however, you can recall the situation with the AirPods, when the sales start was delayed for a few months