Apple Unveils Smart Home Experiences in Its Retail Stores ➝

Megan Rose Dickey, reporting for TechCrunch:

Now, when you go into Apple’s new retail stores, you’ll be able to use the Home app from either an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad to control devices like the Philips Hue light bulb, the Hunter ceiling fan and many others. If you tap to lower the shades in the living room, for example, you’ll see the shades lower in the house shown on the screen.

It’s disappointing that the devices aren’t controlling any actual HomeKit products, but building a mock living room inside each Apple Store might not be a practical solution.

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