Report: iOS 10 likely to include standalone HomeKit app

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.


Dan Pye was a news editor at iLounge. He's been involved with technology his whole life, and started writing about it in 2009. He's written about everything from iPhone and iPad cases to Apple TV accessories.