Well, if you didn’t fall for all Samsung’s smart appliances, Google’s intentions to build us even smarter homes and a full catalog of platforms running smart home systems, maybe you will give Apple a chance.
For years in a row tech giants, start – up companies and inventors alike tried to give us better homes, more efficient, more communicative and easier to use places of comfort.
On one hand, we have small companies like Dropcam, Belkin, SmartThings, Canary, large companies, like Phillips, making millions and even billions from their palette of smart devices and gadgets, while improving the concept of smart homes and investing in new platforms.
On the other hand, we have the tech behemoths wanting to play the same game and playing it ten times better. Samsung unveiled its miraculous smart home concept with the user being able to make phone calls with the help of the fridge. Recently, Google stepped up the game and purchased company Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in order to breach into our personal lives and deliver us smarter devices for smarter homes.
So it was time for Apple to make its move. Apple probably considered it was inadmissible for them not to have some fingers stuck into the smart homes pie and recently announced that a brand new and fabulous Apple smart home system would be presented during the Worldwide Developers Conference next week.
Little is known about Apple’s take on a smart home thus far, though it seems to have been in the works for several years. Apple began filing applicable patents in 2012, so whatever this system will be, they’ve had several years to perfect it.
So basically, we will be soon able to control and manage our homes with the help of an iPhone and some pretty smart apps probably. According to the guys over The Wire, who expressed their support towards the Apple smart home system (as longs as Siri doesn’t judge them for being messy and forgetting the lights on)
The system will allow users to control their lights, appliances, and security systems right from their iOS device. This system is allegedly set up to work with some existing “smart home” devices, though it is unknown what other companies those might be. Considering Apple’s recent purchase of Beats, we could see Apple acquire an appliance or security giant to operate as the back end for this system.