“In May 2014 we posted a report titled “Apple may Surprise the Market with a New Smart Home Platform,” and in June 2014 we posted a follow-up report titled “Could Apple TV be one of Apple’s hottest iDevices of the Year?” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The second report was about using Apple TV as an in-home automation hub.”
“Today, more proof of Apple using Apple TV as an in-home automation hub came to light,” Purcher reports. “The emphasis of Apple’s latest invention is about a new Apple TV remote with integrated Touch ID.”
“It will allow users to quickly enter a channel like Netflix without having to key in a password and allow only authorized family members to make purchases on iTunes,” Purcher reports. “But more importantly, Apple describes the remote being able to be used to interact with home automation features and appliances.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Something wicked this way comes.
(You know, in a good way.)
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