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HomePod shipping delays, HomePod mini 16.3 update, and smart switch resolution

HomeKit Insider

The new HomePod is already seeing shipping delays, while we go further into the HomePod 16.3 update, and also conclude some personal Homekit projects.

In last week's episode, we tested out some of the new features of the HomePod 16.3 update. So this week it's time to go into more detail on some smaller changes in the update and your hosts share their experiences after using it for the past week.

We also touch on the new HomePod which is experiencing shipping delays in multiple countries as well as in the US, especially if you opted for the Midnight colorway.

Finally, we wrap up the show by discussing our ongoing smart home projects. Andrew finds a resolution to his bathroom smart bulbs by using a Hue in-wall relay to control them via wall switch, as well as through HomeKit.

Stephen discusses his issues with smart plugs as of late and queries our audience on their favorite smart plug options.

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