Apple launching Smart Home system


There have been plenty of rumors swirling that Apple was set to reveal new hardware at it’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, and now it seems that we finally have an idea as to what that hardware will be.

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It won’t be a new iPhone or Apple TV. Instead those in attendance will be shown a brand new smart home concept that Apple is developing, according to a report.

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple is planning to show off a system that will allow users to control their appliances, security systems, lights and other electronic devices with their iPhones. Only a “select number” of device makers will be allowed to offer products to consumers that will work with the new smart home system, the report says. None of the manufacturers had been named.

The conference, which kicks off on June 2, is Apple’s annual event to show off new hardware, software and peripherals that work with company products like the iPhone and iPad.

FanSided reached out to apple for comment on the report, but they California-based company could not be reached.

Mike’s Musings: If the report is legitimate, this could change the game for Apple in terms of how they are perceived. That being said, I hate the idea of “smart home” devices. I just always have this weird feeling that, eventually, the house will go into business for itself, and start to act like a real person. I mean, I can’t be the only one that saw the movie Smart House, right?