Apple confirms first HomeKit devices will launch in June

The first HomeKit-enabled smart-home devices will be launching sometime in June, Apple told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The statement refutes an earlier report that claimed that delays with the home automation platform would push its launch back until August or September.

“HomeKit certification has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market,” Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told The Journal. “We’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month.”

For those that have been waiting patiently ever since HomeKit was unveiled last year at WWDC, it appears that Apple is right on schedule with the rollout of its smart home devices. Do you plan on jumping onto the bandwagon?

Apple’s 2015 WWDC is scheduled for June 8-12, and in addition to offering up details on new versions of iOS and OS X, we expect the firm to provide updates on HealthKit, HomeKit and its Beats Music service. Rumor has it that the company is also planning to unveil a new Apple TV.


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