version 2 may ridicule Google Home and Alexa

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Currently, within the Apple Park, the Californian firm would test the home automation of the future. This is revealed to us by LeaksApplePro at iDropNews. The informant, to sources close to the Cupertino company, has indeed published an article filled with excitement about it. It describes the outline of this HomeKit version 2 and illustrates them in examples. Here’s what we took away.

High location accuracy

Thanks to new chips inspired by the U1 which already equips the latest Apple mobile devices, the American company wants to make communication between network devices extremely precise. This means that it should be possible, with an iPhone in your pocket, to see the lamps in your desk. turn on automatically when approaching them. Sit on your armchair to work and your installation lights up automatically. Get up, and everything turns off intelligently, without even having to think about it.

Another telling example, you walk into your home office. HomeKit detects that you are there and automatically raises the heating to the right temperature. You leave the room at the end of the day, the connected heating goes back down in power to limit energy consumption in your absence…

The principle extended to areas of action

Not only could this be established to control a compatible connected device, but also what the user will set as a zone. Once a zone has been penetrated, knowing that it is a question of a precision of the order of a centimetre, automatic mechanisms are launched according to the programming put in place.

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Imagine walking into your kitchen in the morning and seeing the room light up, the radio turn on and the coffee maker start up, all without lifting a finger.

Find your objects in 3D, to the nearest centimeter

Last major evolution compared to the current situation of HomeKit and the Network Locate, it is about the possibility of find objects much more easily.

When you lose your AirTag for example in the house, if it ends up under a cushion, in a bag, under clothing or in any case hidden from your sight, it is not always easy to get your hands on it. Even if Locate tells you the distance in meters between iPhone and the object, with the added possibility of making you ring the tracker.

Apple is reportedly working on having the lost item be localized to the nearest centimeter and in addition, in the 3 dimensions of space. Is your AirTag in a bag stored high on a shelf? Or he accidentally managed to roll under a piece of furniture?

With the new technology described by iDropNews, it would suffice to aim with the iPhone in the direction of the object. And with the help of the mobile device’s LiDAR sensor, the location on the vertical plane would become possible.

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The source specifies all the same that Apple would still be in its infancy for this project. The possibilities presented leave in any case dreamy for the home automation of tomorrow.

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