Leaked audio files reveal HomePod’s cool UI sounds


Apple's new HomePod smart speaker is ready to rock your house.
HomePod will launch in December, but supplies will be constrained.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s early software for the HomePod continues to reveal new features of the smart speaker, as developers dive deeper into files. After details on the speaker’s screen got discovered, another developer unearthed the UI sounds that will be used on HomePod.

Listen for yourself:

Developer Avery Magnotti says he stripped the HomePod sounds directly from audioOS. The audio files were then posted to YouTube so anyone can listen to them.

Here’s the sounds in the order they are played:

  • alarm1.wav
  • Lighthouse.wav
  • SessionInactive-b238.wav
  • SetupFinal-b238.m4a
  • SetupStepSource-b238.m4a
  • SetupStepTarget-b238.m4a
  • timer1.wav
  • TwoShot-b238.wav
  • WOCAudioPasscodeTone.wav

HomePod leaks

Previous leaks revealed that HomePod will pack a 340×272 pixel display used to show Siri’s glow. Notifications, app icons, weather info and more could potentially be displayed on it in the future.

The HomePod software also revealed details about the iPhone 8. The long-rumored bezel-free design appears to have been confirmed by an icon unearthed in the HomePod files. Changes are coming to the status bar to make it more dynamic, too.

Apple expects to ship the HomePod by the end of 2017. Analysts anticipate the company’s big iPhone unveiling could come as soon as next month.


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