Latest HomePod Firmware Discovery Shares First UI Sounds of Apple's Smart Speaker

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    In the continued release of Apple news originating from developers digging through HomePod firmware, we now have some of the first user interface sounds that HomePod users could be hearing once the smart home speaker launches this December.

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    Developer Avery Magnotti discovered the sounds within a file named "audioOS" of the HomePod firmware that Apple released this past weekend. In order of appearance in the file, the sounds are called:
    To hear what the files sound like, Magnotti posted a video on his YouTube channel, sharing samples of each file listed. Alarm1 and Timer1 sound like simple tones that HomePod users might be able to choose from when setting up timers in their kitchens. The rest are a bit more unclear, although each Setup file is likely related to the initial pairing process of HomePod and a user's iPhone.


    HomePod firmware-related reveals have been steadily rolling out since Saturday, revealing the general design of the iPhone 8, referencing a "split" status bar, including potential new Apple Watch skiing workouts, and more. Magnotti himself revealed yesterday that the HomePod's Siri display measures in at 272 x 340.

    The reason that there are so many iPhone and Apple Watch bits of news coming out of the new HomePod firmware is because Apple's smart speaker will run on a modified version of iOS when it launches, and the firmware being investigated by developers relates to iOS 11.0.2. Apple announced the HomePod at WWDC this year, and it will launch this December for $349.

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  2. AngerDanger, Aug 1, 2017
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    Judging by the sounds alone, it seems Apple managed to make a cylindrical Wii.

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  4. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to download these WAV files?
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 603

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    Soon to be followed by the HomePod Balance Board and the HomePod Plus controller.
     
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    How are all these developers sharing this info in public? Doesn't it breach their developer account T&C?
     
  8. blcamp macrumors regular

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    I have to imagine a few high-ranking folks in Cupertino are super pissed about all this information flowing so freely.
     
  9. jdillings macrumors 68000

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    So how long before the first working prototype made from leaked parts?
     
  10. Botts85 macrumors regular

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    Based on my read of the develop TOS and NDA, absolutely.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple boots some of the people posting these from the developer program.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Call me strange, but it's the little sounds that get you excited for the biggest things yet to come.
     
  12. zen macrumors 68000

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    Right. Because they're not even doing it anonymously. This is right out in the open, including posting code.
     
  13. ScottButler macrumors regular

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    It's ironic that we have more 'iPhone 8' news from the HomePod Firmware than of the HomePod itself.

    I really love that first alarm sound!
     
  14. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    these whole sounds a joke mate but I'm still buying the home pod
     
  15. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020

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    Stupid product... can't see the screen unless you are standing over it. What kind of an idiotic design is this?
     
  16. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000

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    Apple (accidentally?) posted the firmware publicly, so the developer agreement is irrelevant.
     
  17. devsfan1830 macrumors regular

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    Can't tell if you are being serious or not. There is no screen to look at. It's a speaker. The top is just fancy indicator light like what Google Home and Amazon Echo. Want to look at something? That is what your Phone/Watch/Tablet is for.
     
  18. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I can only assume the person that found these files is an elite hacker. Only then would you have thought to look in a file called audio to discover audio files. Next thing you know there will be a text file with text in it, everyone will lose their minds.
     
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  20. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    Lighthouse sounded sadly like the Windows beep with reverb.
     
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    Beyond that, why on earth is firmware available to developers for a device that nobody outside of Apple currently has?

    You don't see Apple saying, "click here to download the iPhone 8 firmware".
     
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    Yep - if you find a resumé with "worked for apple until August 2017", you've probably found the person who clicked 'publish' on the HomePod firmware.
     
  23. agsystems macrumors 6502a

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    really - why is there a public firmware in the first place - this is a complete screw up on Apple - they leaked their own product - I was set to order 2 Apple TV for a project I am working and I stopped after the iTunes 4k listing - so yes, I am in the group that it is pausing purchases on iPhones and ATV.
     

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