“Apple fans hoping for an imminent release of the company’s home automation platform, HomeKit, will have to wait,” Stacey Higginbotham reports for Fortune. “Sources participating in the program tell Fortune that the launch date has moved back from an anticipated May or June time-frame to something closer to late August or September.”

“To be clear, Apple has never announced a launch date for HomeKit, but partners had said during this year’s CES, the annual consumer electronics trade show, to expect something in spring,” Higginbotham reports. “That has changed. Sources close to the situation say Apple is planning a smaller announcement around HomeKit in the near term, but not the official launch.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Info and developer tools at WWDC in June and shipping products to come later, possibly the same situation as with a revamped Apple TV (although the device itself could always ship with what it offers now plus the prospect of more (App Store, apps, HomeKit support) to come over time).

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]