“We may be getting closer to an answer. Apple has assembled a team to work on some kind of connected home hardware, according to an article in 9to5 Mac,” Higginbotham writes. “While the source quoted said Apple is unlikely to target less mainstream devices like thermostats or smoke detectors (a la Nest) speakers or home control panels are a possibility.”
“The idea of Apple building control panels strikes me as odd since the control panels in many smart homes today — either those that are DIY or professional installed — rely on iPads, either freestanding or embedded into walls,” Higginbotham writes. “Apple already has a control panel.”
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Apple working on ‘mainstream’ smart home hardware, sources say – June 26, 2014