Early on Thursday, May 14, a report surfaced that suggested some issues had come up with Apple’s HomeKit, and that software problems had resulted in a delay from the Cupertino-based company.
Now, following up on that report, The Wall Street Journal has confirmed with Apple directly that HomeKit-based devices are still indeed on target, and that the company is excited to launch them “next month.” The report from Fortune, which stated that software issues concerning users finding and connecting to HomeKit-enabled hardware wasn’t functioning correctly, insisted that HomeKit had been delayed until late Summer.
That does not appear to be the case, as confirmed by Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller:
““HomeKit [hardware certification] has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month,” said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller.“
For those that have been waiting patiently ever since HomeKit was unveiled last year at WWDC, it appears that Apple is right on schedule with the rollout of its smart home devices. Do you plan on jumping onto the bandwagon?
[via The Wall Street Journal]