About a year ago, Apple announced HomeKit at WWDC. Today, however, it became known that the platform to create a smart home-based iOS released no earlier than August and September, although initially focused on the launch of Cupertino HomeKit in June.
At the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple representatives HomeKit positioned as a base to build applications that provide easy management of home devices by using a single protocol to connect to a smartphone or tablet. HomeKit supports not only the menu operation, but also voice commands Siri.
The tool is suitable for centralized control of lighting systems, locks, thermostats, and other connected gadgets. Note that the interest HomeKit manufacturers are already showing a “smart” technology, in particular, iDevices, Schlage and Chamberlain, who could get acquainted with the new Apple design at CES 2015 in Las Vegas in January.
However, details of the areas of possible use HomeKit and how the system should work, Apple has traditionally not made public. Experts note that the programming of components apple smart home may require too much memory on devices with miniature size and is running on battery. That is why Apple, probably more time is needed to optimize the solutions and providing a higher level of controllability HomeKit.