Intercom: new internal communication path for apple products

Intercom: New internal communication path for Apple products

Apple has also introduced a new communication function for small groups together with his new, cost-minded Smart Speaker. The technique called Intercom is not only in the homepod mini, but also works on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Airpods and Cars with Apple’s Vehicle Integration CarPlay. It reminds of the communication with Walkie-Talkies, but in the form of voice messages.

Speaking in the family group

Currently intended is the function for family groups – probably if you are part of a family share (Family Sharing). According to Apple’s information, Intercom offers family members the possibility to get into contact with each other quickly and easily. For example, a person can send an intercom message from a homepod to another. This can be in a different room, a specific zone of the house or in different rooms. The message is sent as a voice recording to the respective device, other users can answer answers.

Siri helps create and answers

If a group member is traveling, users can receive intercom messages on their mobile device – up to the car. The corresponding commands are easy to remember: "Hey Siri, tell everyone…" Shares the message with the entire group. With "Hey Siri, answer…" Lets directly answers. Individual users can choose whether they really want to receive intercom messages on the iPhone – or about only if they are at home. In addition, the family manager evidently eliminates who overhever is part of the intercom group – it is used on the iPhone on the App Home.

For a while it still takes

When Intercom appears concretely, is still unclear. Probably the feature will wait together with a new firmware for the old homepod – on the users for a long time – on the 16th. November released. Then the homepod mini appears officially at a price of less than 100 euros.