Apple released a support document stating that it's not unusual for the HomePod to leave mild marks when placed on some wooden surfaces. While these marks should be easily removed by a damp cloth, some HomePod owners may want to invest in a surface protector like the one now being offered by Pad & Quill.
Apple has finally announced that the delayed HomePod will launch on February 9. Pre-orders will open on Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia. The Apple smart speaker will be available in France and Germany this spring. The HomePod will retail for $349 in white and space gray.
Filipe Espósito, Editor-in-Chief at iHelp BR, over the weekend tweeted an image of several new HomePod icons discovered in the latest build of iOS 11.2.5. One icon features a small HomePod next to a muted Siri microphone, suggesting users will be able to mute the the speaker’s “Hey Siri” capabilities. Home app assets also reveal the ability to "create custom scenes" that temporarily disable Siri, according to Espósito.
Apple has teamed up with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for a new Siri commercial. Johnson announced the new partnership on Twitter calling it the "biggest, coolest, craziest movie ever."
"I partnered with #Apple to make the BIGGEST, COOLEST, CRAZIEST, DOPEST, MOST OVER THE TOP, FUNNEST (is that even a word?) movie ever. And I have the greatest co-star of all time - #SIRI. I make movies for the world to enjoy and we also made this one to motivate you to get out there and get the job done. I want you to watch it, have fun with it and then go LIVE IT."