Apple unveils iOS 10-integrated Home app for smart home controls
Apple just outdid itself by improving iOS in not one, not two or three or more departments, but ten to go nicely with the new platform’s name. Of course, at first glance, News and HomeKit upgrades are nowhere near as eye-catching as Siri’s reworked “intelligence”, but if you look deeper, you’ll actually find the latter a pretty big deal.
A standalone new Home app now sits on your iOS home screen by default, working on iPhones, iPads and the Apple Watch to help you easily control all your HomeKit devices. You can turn your smart lights on and off, change the temperature and make all sorts of tweaks to your surroundings.
The Apple TV is the secure point of home automation, ruling over everything that’s connected around you, and Siri even supports the Home app, carrying out certain domestic tasks directly.