Apple buried a tasty tidbit in Tuesday’s HomePod press release, revealing that its Siri virtual assistant is being “actively used” on over half a billion devices, a figure up from more than 375 million in June.
Apple last updated its public Siri adoption numbers at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2017, meaning the voice activated assistant made its way to 125 million new devices over a seven month span.
“Siri, now actively used on over half a billion devices, has developed a deep knowledge of music and understands your preferences and tastes,” Apple says in a HomePod press release
Apple’s first device for the home to feature Siri is launching soon, the Apple HomePod and the company recently revealed how many active users their voice activated assistant now has.
Siri also received language translation tools and system-wide integrations that help the assistant adapt to user input.
With HomePod, Apple hopes to bring Siri into the home with an initial slate of capabilities like sending messages, setting timers, playing media and controlling HomeKit accessories, among other tasks. Considering Siri serves as HomePod’s main method of user control, and a major selling point, adoption should rise in line with sales of the smart speaker.
The HomePod goes up for pre-order this Friday the 26th of January and the device launches next month on the 9th of February.