Interesting how rumors can lead to disappointment. Let’s see what comes out of all these rumors. Chances are they’re going to dip their toes into this space, without devoting a great deal of resources to it.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Apple’s(s aapl) move into the smart home isn’t actually the grand experience I had hoped for. Instead, it is a much simpler program that will basically certify a bunch of connected devices on the market or set to be launched as products that are certified under the Made for iPhone label.
My sources, who spoke only on background because of their involvement or knowledge of the program, explain that the smart home effort will have a heavy focus on connecting devices easily via Wi-Fi and will likely offer voice control via Bluetooth as well. However, it won’t have some sort of software-based automation layer controlled by Apple that supersedes the original apps.
Will this be part of new connected devices for the home?
In some ways, that’s a shame. I was really hoping Apple would show the industry how to get automation and programming right, but instead this…
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