Apple Seen Making Smart Home Move at WWDC
In news that could shake the home automation and home control worlds to their very foundations, Apple is reportedly planning a move into home automation, to be announced at the upcoming World Wide Developers' Conference.
The Financial Times reported over the holiday weekend, citing "people familiar with the matter," that Apple plans to announce "a new software platform that would turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances."
The new system, in whatever form it takes, will compete with the newly Google-owned Nest products, as well as Samsung's recent push. And of course, the entire home-control industry's products have been controllable from Apple devices for the last several years. They may now find themselves in direct competition with Cupertino: