The Latest News in Apple Smart Home Technology
Nov 06, 2014
It has now been nearly two months since Apple unrolled its iOS 8 operating system update, which came equipped with Apple HomeKit smart home technology. Compatible with Control4 smart home controllers and smart home accessories made from several different manufacturers, HomeKit has proved as popular with Apple’s loyal customer base as anticipated. Read more about the iOS 8 rollout and the latest developments in Apple’s home automation technology below.
Many iPhone and iPad users thought that Apple’s HomeKit was long overdue at the time of its launch. If anything, this only raised excitement at the time of the smart home technology’s release. While HomeKit is not yet as comprehensive as Apple aspires for it to be, the framework is compatible with a number of devices and has been well-received by consumers and professional reviewers.
The Future of HomeKit
The next phase of HomeKit’s planned expansion, to get more smart home device makers on board, is already underway. HomeKit-enabled Bluetooth and WiFi chips are already being shipped to manufacturers, and more seem likely to follow suit.
Apple HomeKit and Your Home
Homeowners partial to Apple technology need not wait for every device in their home to be equipped with HomeKit-enabled chips in order to control said devices from their iPhones and iPads. Since HomeKit is compatible with Control4 home automation controllers, homeowners using Control4 technology can control all devices streamlined for use with their Control4 controller from their cherished Apple gadgets.
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