Apple Homekit

Apple Confirms iPad No Longer Supported as Home Hub in iOS 16

Apple today confirmed that iPad users will no longer be able to use the tablets as HomeKit-enabled home hubs once they upgrade to iPadOS 16 later this fall — reports MacRumors. The company announced iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, and more at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier this month. While iPadOS 16 brings a...

Eve Unveils Outdoor Floodlight Camera with Apple HomeKit Secure Video

Eve Systems unveiled the first-ever outdoor floodlight camera with support for Apple HomeKit Secure Video — the Eve Outdoor Cam, on Monday at CES 2022. HomeKit Secure Video lets you connect your home security cameras in the Home app built into iOS so you can record and view footage from anywhere. Recorded video is stored...

IKEA Adds HomeKit Support to Trådfri Smart Lighting System

IKEA Trådfri smart lighting products now support Apple HomeKit, only four months after the popular Swedish furniture company said its product line would support the framework sometime this year, reads a new report from MacRumors. Until now, the Trådfri bulbs have relied either on IKEA’s wireless hardware controllers and switches, or the IKEA companion app. Greatly...

Apple Opens Up HomeKit to Hobbyist Accessory Prototyping

During a WWDC developer session on Wednesday, Apple announced that it is opening up HomeKit to allow any Apple developer to build and prototype smart home accessories without first needing to apply for and be granted an MFi license. Until now, anyone that wanted to create a HomeKit product had to join Apple's licensing program...

Apple Adds Convenient Directory of HomeKit-Compatible Devices

Apple has updated its list of compatible HomeKit accessories with a significant update this month. As of today, Apple now lists compatible accessories by category, rather than brand, and provides a much more complete list with changes like upcoming products, external links, and rough indications of when some future devices will ship. The list now...

Apple HomeKit Devices Seen as Lacking vs Alexa at CES 2017

Those attending CES are used to the idea that Apple is not physically present at the consumer electronics show that kicks off the new year. Apple, however, is present in various other ways, and this year's spotlight was HomeKit. But somehow, Alexa (you know, Alexa from Amazon) has managed to grab more attention this year,...

Carrier’s Côr Thermostat to Get Apple HomeKit Support

If you are looking to equip your smart home with a high-tech thermostat, here is one you could consider: Carrier has announced that its Côr thermostat is compatible with Apple's HomeKit. But don't rush into stores just yet; the HomeKit enabled Carrier Côr thermostat will be available "early" 2017. At the centre of the smart...