Apple planning Jetsons-style home automation system
Published 27/05/2014 | 09:24
TECHNOLOGY giant Apple is planning a Jetsons-style software platform designed to turn the iPhone into a remote control for home lighting, security and household appliances.
It follows Google's $3.2bn acquisition of Nest Labs in January and Samsung's debut of its Smart Home range.
The system was was outlined in an Apple patent filing last November.
Companies are looking for new ways to expand the reach of the smartphone wtih home automation seen as one of the next markets for growth.