"HomePod delivers an unmatched music listening experience with high-fidelity sound wherever it is placed and creates a new way to discover and interact with music using Siri," said Philip Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
HomePod is designed for voice control with an array of six microphones.
Siri Shortcuts, introduced with iOS 12, open up a world of apps to work on HomePod.
Personalising shortcuts for HomePod with a series of tasks is easy with a new Shortcuts app.
"Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of Apple hardware, software and services. With HomePod, only after 'Hey Siri' is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier," said Apple.
End-to-end encryption ensures that data cannot be accessed, even by Apple.
"Personal requests, such as the ability to send messages, make phone calls, check calendar appointments and more, are only available if the feature is turned on in Settings and the iOS device is on the same network as HomePod, Apple added.
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