Apple Home Weekly

E. Welander, LLC
Newsletter on Apple home tech by Eric Welander
Created 28 Sep 2021
  • 11: Apple Home 2021 Year in Review
    18 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Year-end Schedule The next two Saturdays are Christmas Day and New Years Day. I will not be sending Apple Home Weekly on either day. Stay tuned next year for CES coverage on my YouTube channel and her...
  • 10: Will your TV support Matter?
    11 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    What's Matter? If you're not familiar, Matter is the great new smart home spec coming in 2022 that promises to bring compatibility between many smart home devices to make it easier for consumers to fi...
  • 9: What's happened to HomeKit cameras?
    04 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 1
    Craig Federighi, Apple SVP of Software Engineering points to a slide of HomeKit Secure Video launch partners during the WWDC 2019 keynote In June 2019 Apple announced HomeKit Secure Video at their Wor...
  • 8: Should we be sad Apple’s HomeKit chief is gone?
    27 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    From 9to5Mac: “Engineer Sam Jadallah announced this week that he’s leaving Apple after working at the company for less than three years. At Apple, Jadallah was the Head of Home Services, which include...
  • 7: Why Apple won't make smart home accessories
    20 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Image from Apple for the launch of Fitness+ in December 2020 Apple is growing into a seemingly limitless number of markets. I can talk to my Apple voice assistant to set a HomeKit scene for my workout...
  • 6: Innovative smart locks in an apartment building near you
    13 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    From Brian Heater at TechCrunch on Wednesday, 11/10: Level Home today announced that it’s acquiring Dwelo, news that arrives as the former also announces a Series C north of $100 million, led by Cox C...
  • 5: A new era of screens in our home
    06 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Whether you’re curling up on the couch for a movie, browsing social media, adjusting the lights, or checking the front door camera, we use our screens at home a lot. But Apple has been making radical ...
  • 4: Can we trust Shortcuts to work?
    30 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    I’ve really enjoyed watching the Workflow app get acquired by Apple and turned into Shortcuts. Each year Apple adds more features that point to it being the primary future of Apple’s automation strate...
  • 3: TV & Home Unleashed
    23 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 3
    On Monday Apple streamed their “Unleashed” event where they unveiled their new MacBook Pros. The MacBook Pros are amazing! I preordered one myself, but there were a number of other interesting develop...
  • 2: More Siri in more places
    16 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    At their Worldwide Developer Conference in June, Apple announced plans for a program to let accessory manufacturers add Siri to their products. As Yah Cason, Senior Apple HomeKit Engineer, said in the...
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