Apple is developing new Smart Home hardware that will work in conjunction with its recently released HomeKit, this is according to a report published via 9to5mac. According to the report Apple has assembled an in-house teas to work on different hardware products that will work smooth pack the power of HomeKit and work with most Apple Devices in the market right now, we think this will mostly be for the mobile devices we keep on ourseveles at all time such as iPhones or the rumored iWatch!
Apple is said to be beyond the exploratory phase of development.
Sources have not yet specified what category of home devices Apple is developing, but the people did note that Apple believes the home to be an incredibly important and lucrative potential market and that the devices will see “mainstream” usage.
The sources say that Apple is unlikely to move forward with devices to compete directly with Google’s Nest as the Cupertino-company feels it can build products that can gain usage wider than that of thermostats and smoke detectors. It is likely that Apple is building advanced speaker systems or control panels for homes, the sources say. It is possible that Apple’s recent acquisition of Beats Electronics and the audio company’s existing speaker systems play into this vision.