When it announced iOS 8 at the Worldwide Developers Conference last year, Apple also unveiled HomeKit, it’s home automation platform that can be controlled through Siri on the company’s mobile devices. Apple never really confirmed when it would launch HomeKit but according to a new report the platform’s launch has been delayed. One of the reasons why the company may have chosen to delay is probably because it wants to make the platform more efficient for developers.
Since Apple never really said when HomeKit will arrive, it’s hard to figure out when it would have gone through with the launch, though rumor has it that the company was aiming for a launch in either May or June 2015.
The latest report from Fortune states that the launch has now been pushed back to August or September, around the same time we would expect iOS 9 to arrive, which is set to be unveiled at WWDC 2015 next month. The report claims that Apple is going to formally announce this delay in the coming days.
Apparently the company is finding it harder than anticipated to make it easier for people to sign in and get their connected devices like light bulbs, door locks etc online.
There has been no official confirmation of the delay yet, or a rebuttal of this report, by Apple.