One statement that I have repeated many times is that the Internet of Things (IoT) will not mature until a non-technical person can buy a myriad of devices and configure them all through a common interface. Apple HomeKit seems to be that interface. There are a few things that I like about the announcement:
- Apple isn’t going to make outlets, switches, and thermostats. They are leaving that up to the experts.
- Apple makes great interfaces, and I believe they are capable of doing the same for Home Automation.
- The IOS user base is large enough to make this market explode. With an increased user base, comes more products.
Again, if you didn’t read it correctly the first time. This market is about to explode.
One last thought. Apple started with the user, just like they did with iPhones. How many iPhones are now in our corporate environments? What happens when HomeKit migrates into the office?