This is what it’s like to control the HomePod

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The HomePod was a no-show in 2017.
HomePod's launch could be right around the corner.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s HomePod speaker has once again leaked new information about its self ahead of its launch, including how you’ll manage its settings once you finally get one.

Screenshots from HomePod testers in France have leaked out online showing the different settings options you’ll be able to choose from in the HomePod iOS app.

HomePod was set to come out in late 2107 but its launch was pushed to early 2018 due to some software issues. Apple still hasn’t given an official release date yet, but with all the leaks we’ve had, there are pretty much no surprises left.

HomePod

Images of the HomePods settings menu were published by French Apple blog iGeneration today. The screenshots show that HomePod will be highly configurable to a users’ preferences when it comes down to even little things like speed of voice and pressure sensitivity for the top button.

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More accessibility settings for HomePod.
Photo: iGeneration

The site also reveals how the touch area on the top of the HomePod also displays volume buttons when audio is playing. Tapping between the two buttons pauses playback and makes them vanish.

Another report earlier today also revealed HomePod users will be able to mute the speaker’s microphones from listening in on you when you don’t want. A recent FCC filing for the speaker could mean that the official launch could happen within weeks.