• Apple hires new engineer to lead its HomePod software development

    2 days ago - By iMore

    What you need to know
    Apple has reportedly hired Afrooz Family to lead its HomePod software efforts.
    Family had already worked at Apple from 2012 to 2016.
    The company has struggled in the smart speaker area compared to Amazon and Google.
    Apple is hoping to improve its HomePod software to compete with Amazon and Google.
    Apple is looking to boost HomePod sales with better software.
    As reported by Bloomberg , the company has hired Afrooz Family to lead the software development efforts for its smart speaker as it attempts to contend with Amazon and Google.
    The iPhone maker is enlisting Afrooz...
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  • Apple hires new HomePod Software Lead amid rumors of new Home devices

    Apple hires new HomePod Software Lead amid rumors of new Home devices

    2 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    HomePod was announced in 2017, but Apple's smart speaker never really became popular. This lack of popularity saw the HomePod mini replacing the original model. However, Apple doesn't seem to have given up on HomePod, as the company has now hired a new Head of HomePod Software.
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  • Apple Aims to Boost HomePod Sales With New Audio Software Lead

    Apple Aims to Boost HomePod Sales With New Audio Software Lead

    2 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple has hired a new software lead for the HomePod team as part of an effort to better compete with smart home speakers from Amazon and Google, reports Bloomberg .
    The Syng Cell Alpha
    Afrooz Family, an audio engineer who worked at Apple from 2012 to 2016 has rejoined the company and is leading software development on the ‌HomePod‌/ Apple TV team. Family co-founded speaker company Syng alongside former Apple design team member Christoper Singer. Syng is known for the super expensive Cell Alpha , which boasts "triphonic" audio technology that's able to create an immersive, dynamic sound...
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