(NewsGlobal.com)- According to technology reporting, Apple Inc. is retooling its smart home products to compete with those of Amazon and Google.
The new Matter protocol will be supported, allowing smart-home devices from different manufacturers to work together, and videos and FaceTime chats will be displayed. The tablet will be equipped with magnets so that it can be placed in convenient locations such as on the fridge or the wall.
The product line begins with a tablet that can be used to manage things like the temperature and lighting in a home.
According to a report, the specification emphasizes that all hardware can be run locally in the home and can communicate with one another without the need for an internet connection. However, cloud connectivity is supported as an option, allowing for remote control and integration with cloud services.
Smart speakers, voice assistants, apps, and app-enabled hubs are just some of the devices that can be used to control Matter.
Reports show Apple is updating its TV box with a more powerful processor and planning to release it in the first half of 2024. In October, the company released an updated version of its set-top box, which used the same A15 processor as the iPhone 14 and came with a remote that operated via the USB-C standard.
Apple also released a $299 HomePod speaker that uses the same processor as the upcoming 2022 Apple Watch and features a new media panel, a home temperature sensor, and wireless charging.
Larger, freestanding smart-home displays are growing in popularity, and Apple plans to offer them to customers in the near future.
Amazon’s Echo Show product line and Google’s Nest Hub have both outsold Apple’s HomePod and other similar multi-purpose smart-home products so far.
The Amazon Echo Show is a touchscreen-enabled smart speaker. It is built around Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa.
According to the website, Google Nest Hub provides instant assistance through the integrated Google Assistant. You can monitor and manage all of your connected gadgets from the central interface.