Everything We Know About Apple’s Smart Home

Apple has an installed base of 25 million Apple TV Trojan Horses, with Siri ready to take command of an army of MFI devices when they arrive. The Smart Home may emerge en masse overnight.

TIME

While iPhone users flash their handsets to make payments and wait with bated breath for the release of Apple Watch, another of the company’s smartphone-based initiatives is ready to roll out — and it will forever change how people run their homes.

From turning on lights to securing locks, Apple’s smart home plans are designed to bring an array of third-party products to the iPhone ecosystem in a way we’ve never seen before.

Here’s what you need to know to plan for your Apple-centric connected home:

How Apple’s Smart Home Will Work

Siri will become your digital butler, turning up the heat and closing blinds at your command. But how that happens deserves some explaining. Requiring neither a new hardware device nor an operating system upgrade, Apple’s smart home capabilities will let users discover, configure, create actions for and control smart home devices using their iPhone’s operating system.

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