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Review: How Eve's Matter Accessories Work With a HomeKit Setup

Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:00 am PST by
Smart home company Eve in December began rolling out a firmware update that adds Matter support to the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window. I have been testing the new Matter integration to see how the devices work with a standard HomeKit setup. I have the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window accessories, all of which have been out for some time but have been updated...

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PSA: Apple Has Made Its New Home Architecture Update Available Again

Tuesday March 28, 2023 2:50 am PDT by
Apple has made the option to upgrade to new Home architecture available again with the release of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3, after it temporarily pulled the update in December. After updating Apple devices to the latest software, users can once again opt to upgrade any homes set up in the Home app to the new Home architecture, which Apple says brings faster, more reliable ...
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Apple to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit Architecture in iOS 16.4

Wednesday February 8, 2023 5:16 am PST by
Apple in its upcoming iOS 16.4 update will re-introduce the revamped HomeKit architecture it originally pulled in December due to widespread issues, MacRumors can confirm. Backend code indicates that Apple is ready to re-introduce the updated Home architecture that was released with the iOS 16.2 update, only to be pulled a week after launch because of bugs and installation issues. At the...
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Apple Preparing to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit Architecture That Was Removed From iOS 16.2

Tuesday January 24, 2023 3:23 pm PST by
Apple with the iOS 16.2 update introduced an updated underlying architecture for HomeKit and the Home app, but it was pulled a week after launch because of bugs and installation issues. At the time, Apple said the removal was temporary and that the upgrade option would "return soon." It appears that Apple is nearly ready to reintroduce the updated Home architecture, as backend code indicates ...
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Apple Outlines What to Do If You Have Issues Accessing a Home in iOS 16.2

Thursday December 22, 2022 3:36 pm PST by
Apple today published a support document designed to help those who are having issues with HomeKit, outlining what to do if you can't access a home or accept an invitation in the Home app. Apple says that on an iPhone or iPad running iOS 16.2 or iPadOS 16.2, users should use the Remove Home option on any listed homes that don't have accessories. If the invited user has a home with...
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Apple Pulls iOS 16.2 Option to Upgrade to New Home Architecture

Wednesday December 21, 2022 8:26 pm PST by
One of the key new features in iOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1 is the ability to upgrade to a new Home app architecture. While Apple hasn't shared details on exactly what the changes are, the company says the upgrade offers "improved performance and reliability" for HomeKit accessories. Upgrading the Home architecture requires that all devices accessing the home be updated to the latest...
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iOS and iPadOS 16.2 Betas Overhaul Home App Architecture With Improved Performance

Tuesday October 25, 2022 12:56 pm PDT by
The iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and macOS Ventura 13.1 betas introduce a new Home app architecture upgrade, which can be installed to upgrade performance. The architecture overhaul follows the addition of the Matter smart home standard in iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1. Apple ahead of the launch of iOS 16 promised a new architecture for the Home app, and said that it would be a separate update. Apple...
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Apple's Home Services Head Departs Company After Two Years

Monday November 15, 2021 12:46 pm PST by
Sam Jadallah, Apple's head of Home Services, left the company last week after two years leading some of Apple's work on smart home initiatives. Jadallah announced his departure on LinkedIn, where he said that it was "a treat to be an entrepreneur within Apple and to create products at scale." Based on some of his tweets, Jadallah worked on digital key-related projects, such as Apple's recent ...
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Apple Once Again Refers to Unreleased 'homeOS' in Job Listing [Removed]

Wednesday November 3, 2021 7:36 am PDT by
Ahead of WWDC in June, a mention of "homeOS" was spotted in an Apple job listing, igniting suspicion that Apple would announce some significant home-based operating system at the conference. While nothing of that sort did materialize, mentions of "homeOS," a so-far never-before-heard Apple operating system, continue to surface in company job listings. In June, the job listing "homeOS" had...
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Apple Announces Range of New Home Features for HomePod Mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch

Monday June 7, 2021 12:22 pm PDT by
Apple today announced a range of new smart home features for HomePod mini, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, as well as third-party Siri integration on accessories for the first time. ‌Siri‌ on the HomePod now supports making commands to control content on an ‌Apple TV‌. The ‌HomePod mini‌ can also be set as a default output for an ‌Apple TV‌. SharePlay will work with the ‌Apple TV‌ through FaceT...
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Apple 'homeOS' Mentioned in Job Listing Ahead of WWDC

Wednesday June 2, 2021 5:39 am PDT by
An Apple job listing has mentioned "homeOS," an otherwise never-before heard of Apple operating system, ahead of WWDC next week. Spotted by developer Javier Lacort, the Apple job listing for a Senior iOS Engineer in Apple Music explicitly mentions "homeOS" on two occasions, alongside Apple's other operating systems including iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.You'll get to work with system engineers...
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User Adds Car to HomeKit for In-App Controls and Automations, Showing Future Potential

Thursday April 15, 2021 7:17 am PDT by
Blogger Siobhán Ellis has successfully integrated their electric car into their Apple HomeKit setup, adding in-app toggles for door locking, climate control, and more. The setup, which is outlined in detail on the blog Practical HomeKit, allows multiple elements of a Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle to be monitored, controlled, and automated using the Home app. Using a HomeBridge plugin for ...
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You Can Now Try HomeKit at Dozens of Apple Stores Around the World

Wednesday July 12, 2017 7:09 am PDT by
Apple has recently unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide, allowing customers to test out its smart home platform free of charge, according to TechCrunch. Interactive HomeKit demo area at an Apple Store via TechCrunch Each interactive setup consists of two vertical displays positioned behind an iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with the Home app, which...
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Apple Shares 'Home' App Ad on Refreshed 'Home' Webpage

Wednesday March 1, 2017 9:54 pm PST by
Apple tonight debuted an ad for its Home app on the Home app webpage on its site, showing off what users can with the HomeKit ecosystem. The ad is not yet on Apple's YouTube page, and is only available on Apple's website. The ad depicts a woman who uses the Home app to get through the day. When she wakes up, she tells Siri good morning, prompting Siri to tell the woman that her home is ready ...
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iOS 9 Could Feature 'Home' App For Controlling HomeKit Accessories

Wednesday May 20, 2015 12:59 pm PDT by
Apple is planning a new "Home" app that would enable users to wirelessly discover, securely manage and control HomeKit-based accessories using an iOS device, according to 9to5Mac. The report also reiterates that the Apple TV would serve as a hub for all HomeKit connected devices. The report claims that Home could be introduced alongside iOS 9 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference ...