According to a new report from the Financial Times Apple is set to unveil a new software platform for the Smart Home’ at its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2 in San Francisco. Apple will be taking on the likes of Google and Samsung in a race for the connected home. The new software platform that would reportedly turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances, as part of a move into the “internet of things”, the report said.
According to the report:
[su_quote cite=”Tim Bradshaw” url=”http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1bef71b8-e433-11e3-a73a-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/companies_technology/feed//product&siteedition=uk#axzz32qYCJAHa”]Apple has been talking to a select group of other device makers whose smart home products will be certified to work with its forthcoming new system and then be sold in its retail stores.
The scheme will be similar to Apple’s existing “Made for iPhone” label, given to compatible headphones, speakers and other accessories, but with a new brand and logo. Apple may also provide additional checks and assurances that certified products are not vulnerable to hackers.[/su_quote]
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