Trust-worthy tech sources announced on early Thursday morning that Apple might add a ‘HomeKit’ App to its iOS 9 software in order to enable users to better control their home devices. The launching of the new home controlling app is expected to take place during this year’s World Wide Developers’ Conference held by Apple on June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.
While other developers’ companies might focus on creating smart vehicles, smart televisions sets and the like, Apple is keener on turning people’s houses into futuristic high-tech bunkers. This conclusion stems from the latest projects that the Cupertino-based company has developed.
According to tech analysts, the most recent endeavor of the iPhone maker presupposes the total makeover of homes. This otherwise difficult process can be simply achieved with the help of the new HomeKit app that Apple is said to unveil at the upcoming World Wide Developers’ Conference.
The online program will integrate all users’ home devices on their smartphones, making it, thus, easier for them to program certain home functions while they’re away. The app needs to be installed both on Apple’s smartphone and on Apple’s TV Kit, so home owners could have total control over their fortresses.
Apple has stated that users will be able to set alarms, program smart thermostats and wirelessly lock their doors with the help of their iPhones or iPads. Moreover, the new iOS 9 app allows Apple fans to constantly keep an eye on their nests through indoor cameras. These options will be controlled and manipulated with the help of Siri, Apple’s online assistant.
A previous version of the app was released last year during the same San Francisco conference. Yet, its functions were somewhat limited and the Home application was labeled as basic by most tech analysts. The iOS 9 program is now represented with a house draught against a yellow background.
The look and, most importantly, the functionality of the Apple app could soon change due to the new version that Apple has in store for its customers. Although the company has not yet confirmed the rumors related to its upcoming launching event, analysts claim there are great chances for the new ‘HomeKit’ app to make its entrance at the WWDC.
As ideal as the new app may seem for most home owners, many concerns could arise in the future related to the actual safety that the app guarantees. Is it really a good idea to integrate all your home devices, especially the locks on the door, on a single app, which could become the target of tech savvy home burglars?
Apple has yet to assure customers that all measures have been taken to prevent such incidents. It remains to be seen whether the iOS 9 Home app really makes homes safer or just more comfortable.
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