Sources say that Apple is unlikely to move forward with devices to compete directly with Google’s Nest, for example. Apple feels that they can build and design products that are able to be more widely used than that of thermostats. Sources also say that it is likely that Apple is building sound systems and control panels for homes and with Apple’s recent acquisition of Beats Electronics, this seems very plausible.

Apple’s introduction of HomeKit at WWDC will be tightly knit with the plans the company has for home automation. HomeKit will allow iOS users to easily control home appliances like lights, locks, and garage doors via apps and also by activating Siri. Sources are also reporting that Apple is developing hardware built on HomeKit software, which makes complete and total sense seeing as Apple is known to tightly integrate hardware and software.

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Source: 9to5Mac