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This week on the HomeKit Insider podcast, the highly anticipated HomeRun 2 app is now officially available, as is Nanoleaf's new wood-effect smart light. And, among this week's many HomeKit leaks are "homeOS" and Ikea's new Sonos speaker.
We couldn't resist tantalizing you in the last HomeKit Insider with a full review of HomeRun 2, but now it's out for you to try too. HomeRun 2 is an app that lets you add dynamic HomeKit complications to your Apple Watch face, or widgets to your Home Screen. This time, developer Aaron Pearce has exclusively shared some deeply interesting statistics about how many people downloaded the app — and how much they paid, too.
This episode's major review, though, is about the newly-released Nanoleaf Elements Wood Look Hexagons. They are a new smart light that supports HomeKit and takes on the look of wooden panels rather than a smart home product.
Then it's time for products that haven't been announced yet — or at least not officially. Ikea didn't intend to reveal its new picture frame speaker, made in collaboration with Sonos, but the listing went up early on its site. So now we also know that it will support AirPlay 2, and that it will cost $199 when it's properly released.
Just in time for the WWDC 2021 keynote, rumors circulated about an entirely new operating system from Apple. A job listing referred to "homeOS" — and referred to it twice — before Apple changed it.
Links from the show
- Review: Nanoleaf's New Smart Lights Double As Wood Accents! And Support HomeKit! - YouTube
- HomeRun | HomeKit Control for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
- New job ad suggests Apple launching 'homeOS' [u]
- Ikea's Symfonisk picture frame speaker to support AirPlay 2
- Philips Hue app gets massive overhaul with new features & faster response times
- What you need to know about Amazon Sidewalk
- Philips Hue White 4-Pack A19 Bulbs
- meross Smart Garage Door Opener
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