Apple Joins New Smart Home Initiative
December 18, 2019
Apple is taking a major step in its approach to the smart home by joining a new industry effort with Amazon, Google, Zigbee Alliance, and others. The initiative aims to develop an open standard that will increase the compatibility of smart home products across multiple platforms, with security and privacy as fundamental design tenets. The new standard will make it even simpler for developers to build one device that is compatible with smart home services and voice assistants, while ensuring consumers can easily choose smart home products that seamlessly work together.