Google may have captured the early morning news portal with reports of its self-driving car, but now it seems like Apple is also in the news with its own set of technology. Apparently, it involves technology related to smart homes.
According to reports, Apple is said to be planning on unveiling its brand new smart home platform software. The technology is said to allow an iPhone to control in-home security systems, home lighting systems and essentially anything else involving home appliances at its upcoming WWDC developer conference on June 2.
As a Financial Times report states, Apple is working on this new software that will "turn the iPhone into a remote control for lights, security systems and other household appliances." Apart from that, the report also states that Apple's tech will include other common automation features that are already found in a number of similar offerings that are already present in the market.
"Apple's home automation system will be able to handle tasks like turning on the lights when users get home through some form of wireless communication," Mac Observer states.
"Considering Apple's push into its own iBeacons technology, that's the most likely system for Apple to use, although some analysts are still expecting the company to finally bring NFC technology to its handheld devices."
The report further adds that Apple is already secretly in talks with a number of device manufacturers in order to produce a range of smart home products that will support iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices.