Apple is readying a new software platform that would turn the
iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and
other household appliances, as part of a move into the “internet
Apple plans to take on rivals Google and Samsung and make a “big
play” in the world of smart home technology at its Worldwide
Developer Conference on June 2 in San Francisco, according to
people familiar with the matter.
This will reinforce the view, held by some in Silicon Valley, that
Jetsons-style home automation is the next frontier in technology
as growth in smartphone sales begins to slow in developed markets.
I’m pretty excited for next week.