The new app can control individual devices and groups of items, called "scenes." It also includes features like access to connected cameras from the lock screen, access from Control Center, geofencing, automation, Siri commands and Apple Watch support.
Apple announced HomeKit back in 2014, with products finally making it to market in 2015. Since then, third-party developers have created their own apps that control a home's devices. With today's news, Apple is taking a larger leadership role within its own connected-home platform.
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