11/18/2016, 03:11 pm
The Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose, Calif., will be the first HomeKit-enabled community, featuring built-in Apple-connected smart home connectivity for prospective buyers.
11/03/2016, 01:11 pm
Smart home accessory purveyor iHome is shipping the iSS50 5-in-1 SmartMonitor, allowing users to monitor not just motion like most sensor packages, but humidity, temperature, and more, enabling complex HomeKit actions based on a variety of environmental conditions, all detected from one device.
11/03/2016, 09:11 am
After teasing the product at a trade show in September, HomeKit device manufacturer Elgato has officially unveiled its motion sensor, the Eve Motion.
10/26/2016, 12:10 pm
Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Light Switch, which it claimed is the world's first standalone switch with support for Apple's HomeKit.
10/22/2016, 01:10 am
A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that on Friday severely impacted internet access for many U.S. web denizens was found to be in part enabled by a botnet targeting unprotected "Internet of Things" devices. For Apple, the revelation vindicates a controversial walled garden approach to IoT borne out through the HomeKit protocol.
10/19/2016, 09:10 am
Looking to speed up adoption, Apple is partnering with various U.S. home builders to get HomeKit-ready technology installed in some homes from the start, a report said on Wednesday.
10/17/2016, 11:10 am
Ecobee on Monday launched the Ecobee3 Lite, a new version of its flagship thermostat that's cheaper than the original while retaining most of its core features.
10/11/2016, 12:10 pm
Netatmo on Tuesday released the Healthy Home Coach, an indoor climate tracking system with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.
09/27/2016, 12:09 pm
Honeywell has announced the Lyric T5, a new Wi-Fi-connected smart thermostat with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.
09/19/2016, 04:09 pm
iDevices has grown its HomeKit-compatible home automation line with a kit comprising three light bulb adapters, seven electrical plugs, and added concierge service for priority support access.
09/16/2016, 12:09 pm
After users upgrade devices to iOS 10, they won't be able to take full advantage of some new HomeKit-related features on older, third generation Apple TVs.
09/05/2016, 09:09 am
Elgato appears to be growing its stable of home automation devices, with the the first HomeKit compatible motion sensor spotted, called the "Eve Motion."
08/29/2016, 10:08 am
Philips has introduced several new products to its Apple HomeKit-capable Hue lighting system, most notably the Motion Sensor, which can be used to trigger different actions based not just on movement but the time of day.
08/16/2016, 11:08 am
Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.
07/11/2016, 01:07 pm
The Siri-friendly iDevices stable of smart home gadgets has now been enhanced with Amazon Alexa compatibility, giving users more flexibility in voice control options.
06/22/2016, 12:06 pm
Even though it was first announced in 2014, Apple's HomeKit is only now starting to establish a solid foothold in the home automation market. The platform should make some real strides towards the end of 2016, not the least because of new kinds of supported accessories and control options.
06/17/2016, 12:06 pm
Answering a long-running demand, Apple has introduced a dedicated Home app with iOS 10, giving people a central location to manage and control their HomeKit accessories.
06/14/2016, 09:06 pm
Apple is getting serious about HomeKit. Two years after introducing the automated home platform on iOS 8, the company this week announced new support for a host of connected appliances, as well as a forthcoming iOS 10 setting that turns iPad into a smart home hub.
06/13/2016, 02:06 pm
Apple introduced a dedicated "Home" iOS app at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, finally introducing a manual control interface for HomeKit accessories to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.
05/18/2016, 02:05 pm
The smart home battle between Apple, Google and others continues to heat up, with Google on Wednesday announcing Home, a new voice-activated hardware kit that brings the Google assistant service to any room in your house.