Apple: First HomeKit Devices To Launch Next Month
Fortune had reported sources participating in the program as stating that the launch date had been pushed back for some devices, with sources close to the situation stating Apple had experienced problems stabilising certain aspects of the software.
Fortune reported one source as stating that the code base associated with part of the process “blew up”, requiring too much memory for smaller, battery-powered devices, with Apple trying to reduce the amount of code involved.
Apple, however, has stated it is on track with HomeKit.
“HomeKit has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month,” Bloomberg reported Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller as stating.
HomeKit, a framework in iOS 8, is designed for communicating with and controlling connected home devices, such as lights and garage doors, allowing control via an iPhone or iPad.