Apple's WWDC always brings on some intriguing announcements, and the upcoming event looks to be no exception. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple will be unveiling a "Smart Home" system that will allow users to control their home's lights, appliances, security, and, I'd assume, temperature. Of course, such a system would be perfectly paired with an iPhone.
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A solution like this from Apple is interesting, because it's so different than the company's other offerings. But having mastered many different markets, it's easy to understand why the company would want to expand. Plus, let's not ignore the fact that Google already has a taste of this market, thanks mostly to its purchase of Nest.
To make a system like this work, Apple needs the support of other vendors, which I'm sure will be talked about at the upcoming WWDC - assuming these rumors are true, of course (and admittedly, I find it easy to believe).
One thing's for sure: This is a very interesting market for Apple to get into. Perhaps some will start affixing huge Apple logos to the front of their house?