Wow. That’s gotta hurt. Apple has revamped its webpage of HomeKit-compatible products to include status updates on upcoming products, but there’s no mention of Withings products such as its such as its Home Plus security camera.
The problem seems to be that Withings is now owned by Nokia, which announced in January that it has filed a number of complaints against Apple in Germany and the U.S, alleging that Apple products infringe a number of its patents. Ilkka Rahnasto, head of Patent Business at Nokia, said that, since agreeing a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple's products.
The actions were filed with the Regional Courts in Dusseldorf, Mannheim and Munich in Germany and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with 32 patents in suit across all of the actions, covering technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding. Nokia is in the process of filing further actions in other jurisdictions.
Apple's HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.