A review left on Amazon by someone claiming to work for Apple hints at an Apple-designed HomeKit app coming in iOS 10. MacRumors matched the name of the reviewer to that of a LinkedIn profile for someone who works in Apple’s marketing department, and later confirmed the review was written by that employee. The review recommends a few existing apps to control smart home devices before concluding, “The next version of iOS due this fall will have a standalone ‘HomeKit’ app as well.”
While Apple’s plans could still change, the company has hinted at the creation of its own HomeKit app by trademarking a HomeKit app icon. We’ve been calling for a dedicated HomeKit app for some time, but until it arrives, have a look at our feature on apps that do an admirable job filling the gap.