Apple Working on Software that Allows iPhone to be Used for Home Automation

Apple and Google had filed dozens of counter suits against one another in relation to their respective phone operating systems (Photo: Getty)
Apple and Google had filed dozens of counter suits against one another in relation to their respective phone operating systems (Photo: Getty)

The geniuses at Apple say they’re working on a new software platform which will let you use that iPhone as a remote control for a home automation system. Apple is taking on rivals Google and Samsung. High-Tech Texan Michael Garfield says those companies are simply finding new revenue streams in a growing market.

“If you can add on automated lights and security systems, and be able to control them remotely,” Garfield says, “that’s a big plus that many residences across the country do want.”

The lights in your home could come on automatically when you come in the door, using the iPhone to wirelessly trigger the switch. I

“That could turn your iPhone and you iPad into, really a home automation system,” he says, “a remote control for your lights, your security systems and your other household appliances.”

Industry experts say the connected-home system will give apple customers reasons to buy several more devices in its iOS family.

SOURCE: KTRH / Dale Forbis

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