Apple iOS 10 To Feature Dedicated HomeKit App?

Apple iOS 10 To Feature Dedicated HomeKit App?
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It is a hassle to jump from one device to the next in order to have remote access control to all your electronic appliances, lighting, security systems, etc. The iOS 10 might just have the solution to that problem by bringing all Smart Home appliances under a central control unit.


iOS 10 is due in the Fall and will include an Apple HomeKit app, which lets people control every electronic device in one’s household from a single “standalone” app, reports Engadget.

While Apple’s HomeKit platform has been around for quite some time now, there was no cohesive app that helps control different Smart Home appliances by a single device or app. One often had to download more than one iOS app or other third-party apps on separate devices to regulate Smart Home units.

Recently, a reviewer on Amazon divulged the probability that the latest, upcoming version of Apple’s iOS might have a dedicated HomeKit app that makes it the ultimate authority of Smart Home remote control. MacRumors has double-checked the ID of the reviewer and found that he is indeed a legitimate employee working in the marketing division of Apple.

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Here is what the reviewer had to say:

“As I work in marketing for Apple, we test many Smart Home devices, especially for iOS HomeKit integration… The next version of iOS due this fall will have a standalone ‘HomeKit’ app as well.”

As to what the exact specification of this new HomeKit app would be and how it is supposed to act as an all-in-one remote control for an array of Smart Home units has not been revealed yet; that is, if Apple indeed includes such an app in iOS 10. There have been a number of speculation regarding the release of a public HomeKit app in the past, but they never amounted to anything concrete.

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