iOS 10 Will Reportedly Include Standalone HomeKit App

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While the idea of HomeKit is great, it integrates with Siri and can be used with a ton of connected devices, a lot is left to be desired. According to a report from MacRumors, an Apple employee appears to have leaked the arrival of a standalone ‘HomeKit’ app.

According to an Amazon reviewer, who claims to be work with the marketing department at Apple, the company is preparing a first-party HomeKit application. MacRumors was able to confirm that the reviewer does indeed work at Apple.

As I work in marketing for Apple, we test many Smart Home devices, especially for iOS HomeKit integration. […]

Some advice, there are many third party applications, most free, that offer more control and customization(s) with many Smart Home devices. “Yonomi” is a free app that I often use, “Home” is another which cost $14.99. Both offer support for many devices with more added daily (including Amazon “Echo”). The next version of iOS due this fall will have a standalone “HomeKit” app as well.

While we’ve confirmed that the Amazon reviewer does indeed work at Apple, there’s still a chance that the company may shift its plan.

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The app is reportedly set to arrive with the launch of iOS 10, which will most likely be announced at WWDC in June and be released in the fall.

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  • johnnygoodface

    Apple has big shoes to fill if they wanna make me switch from my “Home” app (from Matthias Hochgatterer)

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    maybe iOS X …..