23. January 2015 · Comments Off on Apple details HomeKit compatibility with competing home automation platforms, rules out rival Wi-Fi gear · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Apple will allow its upcoming Siri-controlled HomeKit platform to work with certain existing, non-HomeKit home automation products, including ones using competing protocols such as ZigBee or Z-Wave, but there are many limitations. According to sources briefed on the new specs, the latest Made for iPhone (MFi) licensing program specifications detail the types of home automation products other than HomeKit that Apple will permit to interact with its platform.

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