Apple To Release Smarthome Software At WWDC?

Apple To Release Smarthome Software At WWDC?

The tech world has been anxiously awaiting Apple’s Worldwide Developer Confernce (WWDC), which kicks off next week in San Francisco. Since the conference was announced, there have been a slew of rumors circulating the web. The iWatch, iOS 8, and the iPhone 6 all made the list, but now a newcomer has reared it’s head. Reportedly, Apple has quietly been working on home automation and they’re going to give a preview at WWDC 2014. The details are still a bit foggy, but most of the rumors indicate it will be a framework on the iOS platform and will likely require third party vendors to “play along.” Imagine being able to turn your lights on/off, adjust your thermostat, and open/close the garage door right from your iPhone. There are some products that provide this functionality today, but imagine having all of them in one simple app. The idea has merit, especially when it comes to energy consumption. The benefits in that arena could be numerous.

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