Apple’s take on home automation, HomeKit, understandably generated a lot of buzz when it was unveiled last year at last year’s WWDC. HomeKit promises to be an integrated, easy-to-manage solution for iOS users with networked devices — but the wait for approved products has been unexpectedly long. The delay was apparently thanks to a thorough certification process, but it seems the first wave of approved hardware is finally beginning to emerge. In early May, GE took the wraps off new color-changing LED smart bulbs compatible with HomeKit.
Apple’s managed to rally an impressive number of companies behind HomeKit — ConnectSense and Schlage come to mind.
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