11/17/2015, 08:11 pm
In what could be a move to push the first-party HomeKit connected home protocol, Apple has seemingly stopped online sales of incompatible devices made by Kwikset and Belkin, as well as the original August Smart Lock.
10/14/2015, 08:10 pm
Two major players in the "smart lock" segment introduced new hardware this week with August unveiling a connected doorbell with camera, programmable keypad and a HomeKit-enabled version of its door lock, while Kwikset debuted an Internet gateway for its Kevo Bluetooth lock.
10/05/2015, 08:10 am
Philips on Monday officially debuted its second-generation Hue Bridge which, through compatibility with Apple's HomeKit protocol and Siri, acts as a central control hub for connected devices like lights, door locks and more.
10/02/2015, 07:10 pm
Fabless chip designer MediaTek has joined Broadcom, Marvell and Texas Instruments in releasing support for HomeKit, Apple's "Internet of Things" specification for secure, Siri-driven wireless control of appliances, switches and other devices around the home from users' iOS devices or Apple Watch.
09/04/2015, 01:09 pm
Philips is preparing to launch a device called the Hue Bridge, apprarently designed to link current Hue products with Apple's HomeKit platform, according to a now-deleted store page from a Dutch lighting retailer.
08/14/2015, 09:08 pm
Longtime "Made for iPhone" accessory maker iHome is diverting course from its bread-and-butter bedside alarm clock/radios toward the burgeoning connected home sector. Its first product, an app-connected, HomeKit-compatible smart plug called...SmartPlug, was released Thursday and AppleInsider has the review.
07/22/2015, 03:07 pm
The slow trickle of HomeKit-compatible accessories is reportedly linked to a high level of encryption mandated by Apple, said to be generating unusuable levels of lag in prototype Bluetooth products.
07/13/2015, 08:07 pm
According to a report on Monday, the slow pace at which devices compatible with Apple's HomeKit are trickling in can be attributed to last-minute security changes, including a modified hardware certification process and tweaks to the networking ecosystem.
07/07/2015, 12:07 am
Apple online and brick-and-mortar stores on Tuesday will start selling ecobee3, the first Internet-connected thermostat compatible with Apple's iOS-based HomeKit framework.
06/29/2015, 11:06 am
One of the first Apple HomeKit-compatible products on the market is the Lutron Wireless lineup. AppleInsider was given the opportunity to test out its new smart lighting dimmer, and we found that while HomeKit shows plenty of promise, our initial experiences show there's still a lot of work to be done.
06/12/2015, 12:06 pm
With HomeKit-compatible accessories finally hitting the market, Apple has added new capabilities to its home automation platform in iOS 9 to make smart bulbs, locks, and garage door openers easier to manage and more powerful -- including the ability to define IFTTT-style event chains with new Event Triggers.
06/10/2015, 01:06 am
At is annual World Wide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced a host of new technologies designed to help developers offer improved user experiences over the entire Apple product line.
06/08/2015, 10:06 am
Philips on Monday announced that its Hue intelligent lighting ecosystem will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit smart home platform starting this fall.
06/06/2015, 03:06 am
This week saw a flurry of last-minute rumors emerge about Apple's planned WWDC 2015 announcements -- including streaming music, and the absence of highly-anticipated TV offerings.
06/03/2015, 09:06 am
A new support page published to Apple's website details how to setup and use HomeKit, and explains how the Apple TV is used as a hub for remotely controlling HomeKit accessories while on the go.
06/02/2015, 12:06 pm
With the first round of HomeKit-enabled devices beginning to arrive, Apple's plans for its new home automation framework have become clearer, including the important role that the Apple TV will play for HomeKit users.
06/02/2015, 09:06 am
Just under one year after HomeKit was announced and less than a week before Apple's midsummer developers conference, the first devices certified for compatibility with the iPhone maker's new home automation framework have begun to hit shelves from companies like Insteon, Lutron, and iHome.
05/14/2015, 04:05 pm
Apple on Thursday refuted claims that software issues have forced the company to push back its HomeKit Internet of Things initiative, saying the first compatible devices are on schedule to launch in June.
05/14/2015, 12:05 pm
Apple is reportedly facing technological issues with HomeKit, the company's forthcoming smart home platform designed to act a central hub for iOS-connected products like light bulbs and door locks, that have forced a re-evaluation of the platform's launch timeline.
05/13/2015, 05:05 pm
Broadcom on Tuesday announced that the software development kit for its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform has been fully vetted by Apple for use with the HomeKit framework, paving the way for wider adoption of the iOS-connected Internet of Things protocol.