, we wrote about a rumor that Apple
will unveil some sort of “smart home” system at its upcoming WWDC
, and now there’s more grist for the rumor mill: There’s a Smart Home remote coming.
According to CNET
, a PR person for a universal remote app sent out a message that let slip “Next week Apple will be announcing its iPhone
Smart Home remote which will be available sometime in the future."
There’s no reason to have a Smart Home Remote if there’s no Smart Home to control, so it would seem that the first rumor is true. Whether that’s an app on the iPhone or a standalone device remains to be seen.
The connected car a harbinger for the connected home?
It would make sense for Apple (and every other big tech company) to roll out connected-home products. It’s one of the next big tech mountains to conquer as the Internet of Things (IoT
) becomes an inevitability, and Apple has already taken the connected plunge with its CarPlay in-vehicle platform.
It’s been a while since Apple blew our minds with some amazing Next Big Thing; we’d be happy to experience that again, with a connected home platform.