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It may be safe to update your Apple HomePod now

Two days ago we brought you the news that a new iOS 13.2 update for Apple & # 39; s HomePod could finally distinguish the voices of different users. But the same evening the update disappeared – probably due to numerous reports that it was bricking HomePods. Fortunately, it seems that there is now a new iOS 13.2.1 update that is now being rolled out that continues where 13.2 had remained.

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As MacRumors notes, iOS 13.2.1 has the exact same change log, suggesting that the only real change is a fix for the bug. It would be nice if Apple would come out and say so, but maybe the company hopes that we forget there was a problem someday.


Please note that we actually do not know if this update offers a solution – it is very unlikely that Apple would resume updates if the issue was not resolved. We are now installing it on a HomePod, but that will not be a definitive test, since 13.2 did not build any of our personal units the first time.

If you already have a brick-built HomePod, there are reports that Apple will replace it, even outside the warranty, if you contact Apple Support now.