“The first products to take advantage of Apple’s home automation technology won’t likely reach stores until this spring,” Dawn Chmielewski and Ina Fried report for Re/code.
“That’s nearly a year after Apple announced HomeKit, the software that allows consumers to use their iPhones like remote controls to activate various automated appliances, during its keynote last June at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco,” Chmielewski and Fried report. “Among the reasons for the delay, the launch of HomeKit-enabled hardware certification efforts that sources tell Re/code began later than Apple had hoped.”
Chmielewski and Fried report, “‘Like AirPlay, Apple wants very tight tolerances to deliver what they believe to be the best experience,’ says Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Patrick Moorhead. ‘On one hand, the slower time to market is annoying, but given the fact that AirPlay works well and everyone knows it, it make sense. Apple is trying to ‘fix’ what a plethora of companies haven’t gotten right, yet.'”
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