It looks like Apple is getting serious about the smart home with iOS 10, adding a new app to your homescreen called, funnily enough, Home.
You’ll be able to control all your Homekit-enabled tech from one place, with different Scenes making multiple changes with a single tap. Time to head for bed? One press and the doors lock, thermostat tops up the temperature, and the blinds close – assuming you’ve already given control of your home over to the robots.
Got a smart doorbell? You’ll be able to see who’s calling from the iPhone lockscreen, without having to jump into an app first. You’ll also get geofencing, so the lights could come on automatically as you’re walking up the drive after work.
You can customise Home with your own wallpaper, and all your accessories can be found in the one place – no matter who made them. It’s about time HomeKit actually turned into something simple you can use every day, and Home looks like it’ll be just the ticket.