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Apple announces HomeKit to enter the smart home market

WWDC 2014 Keynote

What, you thought the action would be over by now? Fat chance… Apple’s big WWDC 2014 keynote is somehow still going strong and the company just announced HomeKit. The new HomeKit tools for developers that lets developers create sophisticated iOS apps that integrate with and control various leading connected home devices. The solution is not a platform that will power connected devices, as had initially been reported. Instead, it will work with existing popular devices from leading manufacturers to allow iOS devices to control things like lights, thermostats, cameras, appliances, garage doors and plenty more. HomeKit will launch later this year as a feature of iOS 8.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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