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IOS 10 will be a new HomeKit app for controlling devices in smart homes

At the end of last year entered the market the first devices compatible with the platform home automation HomeKit Apple. As it became known, to control the devices “smart” home with iPhone and iPad, Apple will develop a new HomeKit app.

The HomeKit platform is designed to control the smart devices that was introduced with iOS 8. It was announced at WWDC 2014, but it is compatible with the gadgets went on sale just a year later. With the release of iOS 10 the company will offer a dedicated application that will enable you to organize the devices “smart” home. This was written by an Apple employee in the comments to one of the products on the Amazon website.

“I work in the marketing Department of Apple and we are testing a variety of devices “smart home”, especially with support for iOS HomeKit…

There are dozens of third-party applications, many of which are free that allow you to manage and configure a “smart” device. I often use the free Yonomi and Home valued at $14.99. Both support a large number of gadgets (including Amazon’s “Echo”), their list is growing every day. The next version of iOS this fall will receive a separate application,” he wrote.

With HomeKit, you can control compatible devices. In the Apple program implements the functionality to create virtual spaces to provide more convenient organization of work with devices. The list of products on the basis of HomeKit include lamps, thermostats, electronic locks, electric drives for opening garage doors, speakers, etc.

The role of the hub, expected to carry the Apple TV 4 with library functions to connect to a single system of intelligent household appliances. To ensure these innovations, the set-top box will get the updated operating system tvOS.

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10 and iOS native solution for managing “smart” house will be presented in a month at WWDC 2016.

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