Apple to channel George Jetson with smart-home system play

“Investors who have been keeping the faith that Apple will deliver the ‘next big thing’ — and more bang for shares in the process — may soon be rewarded for their patience,” Barbara Kollmeyer writes for MarketWatch. “”

“Apple will reveal a new software platform that basically makes the iPhone a remote control. Included in that Jetson-esque technology: Lights that automatically come on when the owner enters the house, driven by wireless signals sent by their iPhone,” Kollmeyer writes. “In a patent filing last year, Apple referenced devices talking to other devices and controlling not just lights, but also security systems, garage-door openers, music and climate controllers, and kitchen appliances.”

“The upside for investors is that families wanting a connected-home system will need, you guessed it, more devices. That would mean more sales of iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV box,” Kollmeyer writes. “The FT says Apple is also talking to other hardware makers, whose products would get the Apple stamp of approval [MFi] to work within its smart-home system, then be sold at its retail stores.”

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