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Apple gearing up to re-release revamped HomeKit architecture

Apple's December HomeKit architecture rollout

New unearthed code suggests that Apple will soon re-release its Homekit architecture after it initially withdrew the option in December.

In December, Apple withdrew the option to upgrade Homekit to the new architecture, following reports the update wasn't working properly for users.

New code discovered by Twitter users nicolas09F9 and aaronp613 references the second iteration of Apple's new HomeKit architecture.

The code suggests that Apple is gearing up for the feature's eventual re-released.

The iOS 16.3 beta also showed a message referencing a "Home Upgrade Available" "new underlying architecture that will improve the performance of your home." This is the same update message that appeared in iOS 16.2 before being pulled.

Screenshots sent in by Anthony Powell
Screenshots sent in by Anthony Powell

For the previous attempt, users reported seeing devices stuck in an "updating" mode after the upgrade completed, with some devices unresponsive or failing to update fully. At the time, it was unclear what had caused the problems as there weren't any commonalities between accounts of the issue.