Are you ready to live in a home controlled by your Apple gadgets? How nice would it be to turn a smart switch on and off with simply your iPhone in hand. Read on to know more progress on this front from Apple and several trusted home builders.
New homebuyers today have many things to choose from: wood floors or tile, granite or stainless steel countertops, central air or window units. But later this year, you’ll be able to decide if you want to make your space a fully Apple-supported smart home, built from the ground up.
Tucked into Apple’s two-hour-long new product presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this week was a blink-and-you-missed-it tidbit that hinted largely at where the smart home industry is headed. In fact, three home builders — Brookfield Residential, Lennar and KB Home — are now committed to building homes later this year that come with built-in Apple HomeKit infrastructure.
HomeKit is Apple’s software framework that smart gadget builders use to make their devices iOS-compatible. For customers, the label means the device (say, a smart light bulb) will work seamlessly with the iPhone and Siri.