May 26, 2014 11:40am
Apple recently declared plans to enter your car and is now possibly making a play for your home.
According to the latest report by the Financial Times, Apple is preparing to unveil “a new software platform” that will transform your iOS device into a tool to control various smart devices in your home. This is certainly not new as other competing players, namely Samsung and Google, have been doing this for a few years.
The report noted that Apple will show off this new platform at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week, which will work with the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The specifics of this automation software are still unknown, but the basic features will give the user the option to turn on the security system, or have their lights turn on when the iPhone or iPad is detected. In addition, FT states that third party manufacturers will be able to participate as part of Apple’s “Made for iPhone” program, which could help boost the adoption of connected devices and Internet of Things.
Apple’s new smart home platform is just a rumour for now and these details, as expected, are “subject to change” at any moment. The WWDC keynote will be taking place on June 2nd.