Apple's next big announcement: foray into "internet of things" with iPhone that can turn off lights

Would you like an iPhone with which you can turn off lights? Well it’s just around the corner, if rumours are to be believed.

Apple is to make a foray into the “internet of things” arena with a big announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2 in San Francisco.

For those of you who don’t know, the internet of things is a network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.

The FT reports that Apple is in talks with other device makers to launch phones with a “new smart platform”.

The news comes after Google acquired Nest Labs for $3.2bn and Samsung’s recent launch of its Smart Home range of TVs and fridges that can be controlled from phones.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Oh please, media already peddling this as an Apple innovation (was on Sky News during the newspaper review this morning) when it has been available on other platforms for ages!

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  • Anonymous

    Please - its already easily possible to control all your lights with LightwaveRF and all your Heating with HoneyWell Evo Home - both through your iPhone, this is not innovation, its something i have been doing for a few years already!!

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