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Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
6/16/2014 2:55:46 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: False start?
Google is doing this, Samsung is as well. With all the devices being sold today, all you have to do is connect them to Wifi and you are off and running. You can check your power usage, control your lights, Heat and AC all from your cell phones. heck you can even turn on some cars using an app on your phone. Control is everywhere

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
6/15/2014 7:55:09 PM
User Rank Burgher
Re: False start?
They will really be able to control us much better with these devices. They can control the details of our lives, autonomy will be gone......

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
6/15/2014 7:45:14 PM
User Rank Burgher
The remote control home
I like Apple especially the free upgrades! Once the I devices are purchased and easily installed we can look forward too remote control home from anywhere adventures.

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
6/5/2014 4:02:09 PM
User Rank Blogger
Choice....
It's true Apple doesn't play well with others. But won't integrating your home devices simply come down to choice, like so many other things. For instance, I'm a big fan of Apple -- I have an Apple laptop, but a Sony smartphone and a Google tablet. I'd rather have all Apple but someone in my household keeps buying me nonApple products... Anyway, they all communicate, update, and integrate fine. 

So why couldn't the same be true in a house. It's not the perfect, smoothest solution. That's probably why the Apple-only ecosphere is sleekest. 

But unless the government hands down some common standard, which is not the American way, won't appliances be kitted out to "talk" to several different types of control devices?

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
6/3/2014 8:38:24 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: False start?
Hey Daved... I doubt you'll see Apple expand into lots of consumer appliances. My guess is they'll own the "ecosphere" in which you must purchase the apps or content to run all that fun, connected machinery, a la iTunes, or its well-traveled App Store, for IoT appliances. For Apple, it's all about the margins and control.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
6/2/2014 9:37:07 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: False start?
Apple is a good product, just made under horrible conditions. I have an Ipad, but my 3 year old son has claimed it as his own. But I'm not happy with the Iphones, too small for my eyes to see whats on the screen, so i'll stick with my Samsung Galaxy S5. I'd like to get a home with more samsung products to help control the home. Apple is becoming more and more of a target for hackers, so if you find yourself locked instide your home or outside, and are being held for ransom until you pay you cant leave your home or get into your home, then what do you do?

its a great concept but will Apple be building the regular devices like Ilamps, Ilights, Ifridges, Itoilets...ietc. ietc..ietc...???

NewDream
NewDream  
5/31/2014 5:53:21 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: False start?
But, Kim, you don't know what these smart clothes might get up to. ;)

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
5/31/2014 4:40:09 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: False start?
If Apple can bring the coolness factor and ease of use to the iHome hardware and presumed software apps to run everything, it may just shift the tide towards home automation of things...

That's definitely the positive spin. If Apple turned the phone into a pocket computer, it may be able to some amazing things with this whole IoT idea.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
5/31/2014 4:38:36 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: False start?
Not planning to get my fly connected to the Internet any time soon.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
5/31/2014 4:37:53 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: False start?
If the NEST labs come up with anythiionng Apple-like. I guess we have more litigation to look forward to.

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