Apple accidentally released the custom sounds it made for the HomePod

Apple’s smart speaker, HomePod, doesn’t come out until December, but its firmware is already available for download from Apple. 

Crafty developers have been tearing through the firmware and discovering lots of Apple secrets, including a picture of the next iPhone and details about Apple’s facial-recognition plans.

They also were able to extract several never-before-heard sounds from the software, which was presumably prematurely released by Apple. (Or not — as of the time of publishing it was still available to download from Apple’s servers.)

Avery Magnotti discovered the sounds, which include an alarm and several system sounds, are generally soft, and would sound great as a ringtone on your iPhone. 

Take a listen:


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