With nearly a month behind schedule, Apple has finally announced the HomePod launch date set for January 26 when reservations are opened but until February 9 the first users will not be able to enjoy the first Apple speaker , speaker that does not reach the market to become an alternative to Amazon Echo or Google Home.
In addition, Apple has released the final versions of the betas that had been in circulation for just over a month. Also, taking advantage of the announcement of the release date of HomePod, Apple has released iTunes 12.7.3, an update we must install on our device if we want to have, if or if, support for the Apple speaker.
This new version offers us only and as main novelty support for HomePod, a support that at the moment we do not know how it will work, since today no one has been able to have physical access to the device to check what kind of interaction the HomePod will have with iTunes .
Remembered that with the launch of macOS High Sierra, Apple eliminated iTunes in access to the Apple application store, forcing the user to have to resort to the iPhone or iPad to be able to search, buy and download applications.
Fortunately, Apple is aware that this limitation is counterproductive in companies and educational centers that make use of their own applications that are not available in the App Store, and offers for this type of companies, the version of iTunes 18.104.22.168, a version that if it allows us to continue accessing the application store, where we can buy, search and download applications on our computer, to later copy them on our iPhone or iPad.
This version is available directly on the Apple website through the following link. Unfortunately, this version has not been updated offering support for HomePod, so we intend to buy this speaker, we will have to choose between one version or another.