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The NextMarket Report — Apple Home

NextMarket Report: Apple's Home App & What It Means, IControl Acquisition Rumors, Bluetooth 5

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NextMarket Report: Apple's Home App & What It Means, IControl Acquisition Rumors, Bluetooth 5

About midway through every year, the smart home industry has a deep think about its current state of evolution and Apple's place in it. That's when Apple holds WWDC, its annual developer conference, and for the last three years, the smart home industry has listened with breathless anticipation to the introductory keynote to see and hear what Apple has in store for it.  If we were to analyze the journey so far, the ups and down cycle maps somewhat closely to the three act structure of a VH1 Behind the Music episode: Two years ago we got HomeKit and all the excitement that comes with Apple entering a new...

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Analysis: The Apple Home App, HomeKit, And The Smart Home Industry In 2016

Mike Wolf Apple Apple Home HomeKit

Last year, after another WWDC keynote had passed by and Apple neglected to mention any updates to its smart home framework in HomeKit, I tweeted that the company's HomeKit push amounted what had to be one of the softest launches ever for a big Apple initiative.   If this #HomeKit launch gets any softer, it'll become a gas. — Michael Wolf (@michaelwolf) June 8, 2015 Well with today's news about a dedicated Home app, I'm happy to say we may have moved beyond the gas phase to the gelatinous mass phase of HomeKit market evolution. More seriously, by talking about HomeKit after effectively a two-year silence, Apple made...

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