Apple Ceases Selling Nest Products Online and In Stores

Apple has stopped selling the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Smoke Alarm in its stores and has confirmed to Mashable that it will no longer be carrying Nest products. The Nest thermostat was still available online earlier this month, but a search for the Nest thermostat or smoke alarm now redirects customers to other HomeKit products.

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Apple's decision to stop offering Google's Nest products in its retail stores and online comes just over a month after the first HomeKit-compatible products became available for purchase. In early June, Lutron, iHome, Elgato, Ecobee, and Insteon began offering a range of smart lights, plugs, thermostats, room monitors, and more, all of which work with HomeKit.

The HomeKit-compatible Ecobee3 smart thermostat is a direct competitor of the Nest, so it's no surprise Apple has opted to stop offering Google's products in order to highlight accessories that are compatible with its own smart home platform.

This isn't the first time Apple has stopped offering products that directly compete with its own product offerings. Last year, the company stopped selling Fitbit activity tracking devices ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch and also culled several other activity trackers from its store earlier this year.

Apple's decision to stop selling the Nest thermostat comes as the company is working to revamp accessory lineups in its retail stores, cutting back on the number of accessories offered and packaging many of them in boxes that match its own design aesthetic.

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69 months ago

Good to see Apple dropping a Google product.

That said, I don't see HomeKit going anywhere, either. Like the Apple Watch, HomeKit is one strictly for the gadget-obsessed, lovely people though they may be.

Is it good? Why do they have to be enemies? I support Apple and Google and if they would play nice we'd have significantly better technology in our pockets.
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69 months ago

Because we ALL need an "intelligent" smoke alarm and central heating, don't we? Yeah... no... the phrase "sledgehammer to crack a nut" JUMPS into my mind. The more technology there is, the more there is to go wrong. Seriously, a "connected" smoke alarm? Listen okay, a smoke alarm DETECTS SMOKE - that's ALL it needs to do. If you need it to do more, it's going to become progressively more unlikely that it will be able to RELIABLY (kinda important for a LIFE SAVING device) do the one, SIMPLE thing it needs to do, which is to tell you "HEY! I DETECT SMOKE - TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION" - you're not going to be admiring how "cool" it is for being "intelligent", when your house is on fire.

I've been a qualified electronic engineer for 24 years, and an idiot for ZERO out of my 40 years. All these "intelligent" and "connected" gadgets just exist to validate the existence of smart phones, by dumb people.

Yeah, it's not like it would be an advancement to have an alarm like that that could notify you of trouble if you aren't home at that moment. Or to be able to turn on or off or adjust your heater or cooling while you are away or perhaps in bed and don't want to go to a different floor across the house. No value at all to something like that.

Remote controls are just gimmicks too that only add more complexity and can clearly be without. Heck electricity is like that too when we can just use candles and not worry about all those complexities of power plants, transmission lines, etc., etc., etc. People lived just fine for thousands of years without any of that.
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69 months ago

Good to see Apple dropping a Google product.

Stop being so one sided. I don't see any reason to bash just because it's a different company. I own a Samsung S6, iPad Air 2 and Windows custom built and can look past that nonsense.
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69 months ago

... and when your internet goes down, you instantly lose any way of being in control (or worse!). If you train yourself to adopt good habits, you won't need to rely on an over-engineered "solution" to simple things that people convince themselves are too much "hard work" to learn to do. Technology is great for a lot of things, but this is increasingly becoming a case of "I've got a new hammer, and everything is a nail"

Adopting good habits can't automatically start my dishwasher, HVAC, and washer/drier when electricity prices are low.
Adopting good habits can't let me know that my smoke alarm is off while I'm out of the house.
Adopting good habits can't guarantee that I won't forget to turn off the lights when I head out.
Adopting good habits can't allow me to send documents to my wireless printer at home and have them ready to be picked up when I arrive at home.

Your views are essentially a case of "I don't see the need for this, so anyone else that wants this must be lazy!"

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/begging-the-question
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69 months ago
Good to see Apple dropping a Google product.

That said, I don't see HomeKit going anywhere, either. Like the Apple Watch, HomeKit is one strictly for the gadget-obsessed, lovely people though they may be.
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69 months ago
I smell a pending fall intro/launch of apple-branded homekit accessories.....
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