Smart home professionals, enthusiasts, and reporters alike were once again left wanting in the wake of an Apple event. It's been over a year since the original announcement of Apple's smart home initiative known as HomeKit. Despite recent, and rather unexpected, announcements by several smart home manufacturers that HomeKit product is now shipping, Cupertino continues to keep the platform out of the spotlight. Those holding their breath for a long-overdue update to the AppleTV, which many suspect could play an integral role in HomeKit, were also left exhaling in disappointment.
On this episode long time friend of the show, and fellow smart home podcaster Richard Gunther joins us for a WWDC 2015 Roundtable. Making a conscious effort to avoid speculation wherever possible, we spend the majority of the episode focusing on we do know about HomeKit. Whether intentionally, or inadvertently, Apple has managed to create a level of confusion around this release not typically associated with the company's new initiatives. This longer-than-usual episode will help you cut through the noise surrounding HomeKit, getting you up to speed with all you need to know.
As always we hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening, and we'll see you next week.