Apple’s WWDC Return to Smart Home Reflects Industry Shifting to Automation

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By Jonathan Collins | 3Q 2020 | IN-5870

 

Smart Home and Homekit on the (Virtual) WWDD Stage

NEWS


Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) brought the company’s smart home play back to the fore. While there was no new smart home-specific hardware—despite the lackluster appeal of the singular HomePod device—time was given to new smart home features due in the Fall release of iOS 14. The company’s commitment to the smart home Connected Home over IP (CHiP) Project and a push toward automated capabilities within the Apple Homekit smart home platform and ecosystem was also highlighted. Together, these announcements highlighted a shift in the direction of the smart home market

iOS 14 and Extended Smart Home Integration

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As Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi and his colleagues went through...

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