Apple is upgrading Siri’s Hebrew language support in iOS 16.4, and a report claims it is being tested for an eventual HomePod launch in Israel.
Siri has supported Hebrew on iPhone since 2016, but the language has never made its way to HomePod since it isn’t sold in Israel. A new set of Hebrew voices with natural sound were discovered in iOS 16.4 already, but it seems there could be more changes coming.
If Apple is testing the feature in Israel, then the company could be planning on launching the device in the country for the first time. No information was provided about when this launch could occur.
The Apple employees testing the feature could have a special build of HomePod software for testing, or it could be a different future version like HomePod software version 16.5. The video nor the report designates the version of software in use.