Tech giant Apple is about to make it way easier to control every aspect of your home. At WWDC, the company’s annual developer’s conference, Apple announced its plans to release a sophisticated Home app for the soon-to-be-released mobile operating system, iOS 10.
According to Curbed, The new app, which will be available on iPhones and iPads, will act as a central hub for the user’s HomeKit-enabled products, including connected thermostats, locks, lighting, security cameras, and more. The app will even feature a “Favorites” section, which will give users the ability to save different “scenes:” combinations of preferred settings for each room, which include room temperature, lighting, sound, and more. A feature called automation will allow users to set certain settings to be automatically applied depending on the time of day. For example, your home’s air conditioning can be set to turn on an hour before you usually get home from work, ensuring that your home always feels cool during the balmy summer months.
The new app will be a godsend for homeowners looking to control every detail of their sprawling villas and vacation homes.
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