October 21, 2016
“Hey Siri, turn on the lights.” With Apple teaming up with home builders like Lennar, Brookfield Residential, and KB Homes, the integration of Apple’s products with smart-home technology is rapidly becoming a reality.
Apple is working with these home builders and various technology companies to integrate Apple’s services with HomeKit products, which is Apple’s smart-home platform. As of late, model homes have been built with roughly $30,000 worth of products that are compatible with Apple’s platform.
The reasoning behind the partnerships is that it is more cost-effective to build the smart home from the ground up, than retrofit an existing property.
One example of why people might want an Apple-compatible house: they can tell Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, to say, “turn on the lights”, or “get the coffee maker started”, or “unlock the door,” even when they’re miles away.
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