Sales of devices “smart home” with the support of Apple HomeKit will begin no earlier than spring

Jan

27

2015

The concept of “smart home” has long existed, but for now slowly gaining popularity. The more interesting the emergence of new devices created for these households.

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As part of January at CES 2015 manufacturers showed a lot of devices that support the technology Apple HomeKit, allowing users to control home appliances via iPhone and iPad. However, the appearance on the market of such devices, according to new information, is not expected before the spring of this year.

Minutes of Apple, announced in the summer of 2014 in conjunction with iOS 8, using a common language that allows smart devices to communicate securely synchronize them with smartphones and tablets. It is possible to write “scripts” for each of his day, including a definition of the action, such as turning off lights, temperature control in the house, speakers, etc.

According to the publication Re / code, referring to its own sources, one of the reasons for the delay was the later than planned, with the support of certification gadgets HomeKit – licensing program began only in November last year . In addition, the role played by specific performance standards to be followed by chip manufacturers and devices – these standards Apple released only in October.

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Apple has not officially commented on whether it is possible to consider a delay start selling devices that support HomeKit spring.

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