Apple Releases New 11.3 Software for the HomePod

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    Alongside iOS 11.3, watchOS 4.3, and tvOS 11.3, Apple today released a new 11.3 software update designed for the HomePod.

    This marks the first software update that's been released for the HomePod since it became available for purchase in February.

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    The new HomePod software will be installed automatically on the HomePod after you update to iOS 11.3, but you can also manually update and check your software version by following the instructions in our HomePod software how to.

    It's not clear what new features are included in the HomePod software just yet, but we are waiting on both AirPlay 2 and a feature to allow two HomePods to be paired together for stereo sound. Apple's release notes don't divulge any details about what might be included, suggesting these features have not been implemented.

    According to the release notes, the update "includes general improvements for stability and quality."

    Article Link: Apple Releases New 11.3 Software for the HomePod
     
  2. profets macrumors 68040

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    Wow, 2.36GB update.

    Very nice how you can update it remotely.
     
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    Here’s a screenshot to use
     

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  5. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

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    2.36 GB wow..... I wonder if this includes sound spectrum changes to the signal processor, Siri updates etc.

    Are their release notes?
     
  6. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Nothing on the dev portal, the Homepod software is not listed yet anywhere I can see.
     
  7. Knightcastle macrumors 6502

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    Fingers crossed for multiple profiles/voice recognition by 12.0
     
  8. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

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    Most likely just trying to keep version numbers in line. Maybe some small bug fixes at most.
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    You aren't going to see that before 12.0. At this point 11.3, maybe 11.4 are the furthest we'll see things go with iOS 11. WWDC is in a couple months and they'll announce 12 there, then it's only some minor bug fixes until it's released in Sept.

    Multiple profiles is far too large of a feature to see in the upcoming minor releases. It wouldn't surprise me if we don't even see it until the HomePod sees an update to the HomePod 2 or whatever.
     
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    Can’t wait to try out all the new AR features!
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  10. Kal El macrumors regular

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    That’s a big update for just minor bug fixes!
     
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    It’s probably not a delta update. The size is indicative of a full restore image.
     
  12. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Maybe it’s placebo, but my HomePod seems less bass heavy now. Maybe the vocals are just louder... I can’t quite place it.
     
  13. spazzcat macrumors 68020

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    Impressed that I could start the install remotely...
     
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    Are their release notes.... what?

    OH, are THERE release notes. Yes. Just says general improvements for stability and quality. ;)
     
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    It takes awhile, it's very large update.
     
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  19. alecc131 macrumors regular

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    Mine has been going for 90 minutes
     
  20. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    The update didn't show until I unchecked "Install Updates Automatically". Anyway, I will take whatever fixes I can get.
     
  21. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    Well ,there goes that killer bass. Thanks a lot all your whiney bastards who thought it packed too much punch at low levels. Sounds like a low end speaker now!
     
  22. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    So I’m not the only one that thinks it has been tweaked some.
     
  23. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    I updated mine while i was out running errands, remotely! Gotta love Homekit! Probably took 20 minutes altogether.
     
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    Sounds the same
     
  25. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    oh no. It is very VERY Noticeable ! I have the volume at 100% and it sounds like its at 50% and the bass is gone.
     

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