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Apple Confirms iPad to Still Work as Home Hub in iPadOS 16–With a Caveat

After some conflicting information, Apple has clarified the future of the iPad as a Home Hub within iPadOS 16. Originally, Apple’s iPadOS 16 preview page said iPads would lose functionality as HomeKit Hubs, leaving the Apple TV as the lone device to support the latter feature. Then, with the release of iPadOS 16 beta 2,...

iOS 10 Makes iPad a ‘Home Hub’ for HomeKit Devices

This week Apple announced expanded HomeKit appliance support, as well as an iOS 10 setting that turns the iPad into a smart home hub. Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi revealed a slew of new HomeKit features onstage at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, including a dedicated Home app set to launch with...