Report: Apple's Home Automation System Will be Simpler Than Expected

By Leslie Horn on at

GigaOm has a report on Apple's forthcoming connected home system. According to the site, it might be a hell of a lot simpler—and disappointing—than we expected.

GigaOm says:

My sources, who spoke only on background because of their involvement or knowledge of the program, explain that the smart home effort will have a heavy focus on connecting devices easily via Wi-Fi and will likely offer voice control via Bluetooth as well. However, it won't have some sort of software-based automation layer controlled by Apple that supersedes the original apps.