With smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the newly released Apple HomePod
, consumers have many options when it comes to a digital voice assistant, and the ability to optimize and control lighting, heating, energy consumption, electronic devices and security features.
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Now, with smart speakers like Amazon Echo, Google Home, and (soon) Apple HomePod
installed in roughly 25 million households, voice-first services are destined to have an even higher profile.
Guilherme Rambo, a developer for a Brazilian e-commerce company, stumbled upon a firmware update for the Apple HomePod
, tagged as beta iOS 11.0.2.
After digging up new details about the Apple HomePod
in its leaked firmware, iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith came across some code that confirm the use of infrared face unlock in BiometricKit for the next iPhone.
Apple's AI-powered virtual assistant Siri is incorporated in several Apple devices, including the Apple HomePod
smart speaker and Apple Watch, which are claimed to be the most frequent sources of mistaken recordings.
Lastly, the Siri features in this Apple HomePod
will also be boosted.
7,558,730 entitled "Speech Recognition and Transcription Among Users Having Heterogeneous Protocols." The '730 Patent is the first of AVRS' family of patents in the field of speech recognition and transcription The complaint asserts that Apple's Siri, a voice-activated intelligent assistant which provides, among other things, voice recognition and natural language understanding solutions, and which is included in many Apple products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, the Apple HomePod
and the iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS operating systems, infringes the '730 Patent.
We already have a type of in-room robots with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod
, and we speak to our phones and TVs.
The Apple HomePod
, which isn't due to hit stores until December, will tap the same Siri digital assistant that Apple introduced in 2011 and is now used on more than 375 million devices around the world.
Users will also be able to ask Siri to play music for them on the recently announced Apple HomePod
It nearest competitor is Google Home with nearly 24 percent share and the Apple HomePod
is at the third spot with 6 percent.