In the Matrix: Reloaded, there is a gathering in the sewers where
Smith delivers his 'gift' or, as he later refers to it, 'package', to the door-keeper (called Corrupt) who passes it to Neo as requested. The 'gift' is an earpiece. Meanwhile, Smith moves away, waits until Neo fights with the agents, then when Neo has left, he comes back.
I can imagine some reason for not getting into a fight, he may feel that he is not ready.
But why should he bother with delivering this at all?
I imagine there should be a reason, because
previously he used a strategy of deducing his opponents' moves and waiting them in a surprise position. He may have changed but he still use this strategy later 'inside the portal'.
Why did he choose to do this with the 'gift'?