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Matter is delayed, MotionBlinds availability & more on the HomeKit Insider podcast

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On the latest episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts touch on how the upcoming unifying standard Matter has been delayed once more, the expansion of Eve MotionBlinds availability, and we also discuss the Apple Studio Display.

This past week, the Connectivity Standards Alliance has announced that unprecedented interest has forced a subsequent delay in Matter. Matter is intended to unify the smart home, allowing devices intended for multiple platforms to work together seamlessly — including Apple's HomeKit.

The CSA says the standard is planning to now be released in the fall of 2022, rather than this summer.

Some good news came from the announcement, though. The Matter standard has expanded to include more launch-day categories including door locks and occupancy sensors.

Outside of the second Matter delay, we also discussed the expanded availability of Eve MotionBlinds. They're now available through SelectBlinds in the US.

While not particularly HomeKit-related, Stephen and Andrew also talked in-depth about Apple's Studio Display.

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