Update: Apple has officially denied the information about the delay of the launch platform. A company spokeswoman Trudy Miller told the Wall Street Journal that the products that support HomeKit should be on the market next month.
The concept of “smart home” has long existed, but while slowly gaining popularity. According to Fortune, Apple has been forced to postpone a planned spring launch of its own platform HomeKit .
“Apple fans expecting the imminent launch of HomeKit automation platform, will have to wait. Sources close to the program said that the deadline had been postponed from the period of may-June to September.”
In January at CES 2015 producers showed a lot of devices that support Apple’s HomeKit, which allows users to control appliances using your iPhone and iPad. However, the appearance on the market of such devices, according to new information, is not expected before autumn.
Protocol Apple, announced in the summer of 2014 at the same time with iOS 8, uses a common language that allows smart devices to exchange information safely and sync them with Android smartphones and tablets. Provides the ability to write “scripts” for each day, including specific actions, such as turning off lights, control the temperature in the house, speaker systems, etc.
One of the reasons for the delay was later than planned, certification of gadgets that support HomeKit — licensing program began only in November last year. In addition, the role played by specific performance standards to be followed by manufacturers of chips and devices — these standards Apple has posted in October.
Apple has not officially commented on whether the delayed launch of the platform this fall.