What you need to know
- Apple is hiring a lot of smart-home engineers.
- A Bloomberg report suggests it is trying to catch up with Amazon and Google.
- It is suggested that Apple has previously explored several smart-home innovations including smart windows and doors.
According to the report:
MacRumors notes that the team is headed up by Andreas Gal, formerly of Mozilla and owner of AI startup Silk Labs. It's also reported that Apple has previously explored a "wide range" of smart home accessories including modules that can open and close windows, cabinets and doors, but that these have been put on hold.
Bloomberg's report seems to suggest that Apple may be looking to create new devices alongside (or beyond) the HomePod as a means to increase its slice of the smart-home market.
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.
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