Bloomberg: Apple Increasing Hiring for Team Working on New HomeKit Devices Beyond HomePod

Apple is ramping up hiring for a team working on new HomeKit-based devices and software, having posted at least 15 openings for engineering positions on the team in the last month, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

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The report claims the efforts are headed by Andreas Gal, the former CTO of Mozilla who joined Apple last year following the iPhone maker's acquisition of Silk Labs, an artificial intelligence startup that had created a privacy-focused security camera and smart home hub system.

Details are vague, but one possibility is said to be new smart home devices beyond the HomePod speaker. Apple is also said to have explored creating a wide range of smart home accessories, such as modules for opening and closing windows, cabinets, and doors, but those efforts were reportedly put on hold.

Top Rated Comments

gsmornot Avatar
25 months ago
I would like to see a return of Wifi routers, maybe one with HomeKit hubs integrated so we don't need hubs from other brands.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
25 months ago
This story seems to be based on nothing more than a job listings on Apple’s website and then Gurman trying to infer what those job listings mean and turn it into a scoop/story.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acblue94 Avatar
25 months ago
About time
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
25 months ago
great. perhaps they will consider making routers again!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
genovelle Avatar
25 months ago

About time
They usually hope they can trust developers to support their platforms if they give them the tools to do so. When they realize they won’t do it, they do it themselves and the developers come running to complete once Apple is highly successfully doing what they asked them to do for years.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chris4565 Avatar
25 months ago
I would love to buy first party HomeKit devices from Apple. Really looking forward to them.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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