Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: March 22, 2018

Today's Apple World Today News Update podcast has news on where Apple's future revenue growth will come from, a unique proof-of-concept app that wants to make it easier to assemble IKEA furniture, and a rumor about trial production of this year's iPhones:

  • Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty sees Apple's future revenue growth coming not from iPhones, but from services and wearables
  • A developer has created a proof-of-concept AR app that could make it easier to understand those sometimes nebulous IKEA furniture assembly instructions
  • Rumors! Trial product of this year's three iPhones could start as early as June
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IKEA delays Trådfri Smart Lighting HomeKit support after buggy update

IKEA delays Trådfri Smart Lighting HomeKit support after buggy update

Remember IKEA's promise to bring HomeKit and Amazon Alexa support to its Trådfri Smart Lighting line back in August? Well, the company started rolling out an update yesterday to add that support...only to pull it when many users reported technical difficulties in getting the automation connectivity to work.

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Inexpensive IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting gains HomeKit support

Inexpensive IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting gains HomeKit support

If there's anything that has been keeping many homeowners from embracing smart lighting in their homes, it's the cost. Fortunately, IKEA has a growing line of smart lighting products known as TRÅDFRI that is surprisingly affordable, with individual bulbs starting at US$12 and a residential bridge priced at $30. IKEA has issued a firmware update to TRÅDFRI that adds support for Apple's HomeKit home automation framework.

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IKEA smart lights becoming HomeKit compatible? Shut up and take my money!

IKEA smart lights becoming HomeKit compatible? Shut up and take my money!

IKEA is one of those places that even people who hate to shop love to go to. The stores are mammoth, full of home decorating goodies you didn't even know you needed until you got to there, and all at pretty reasonable prices. Earlier this year IKEA announced a collection of smart lights named (in the usual IKEA manner) TRÅDFRI. Now the company has announced that HomeKit support is on the way for those lights.

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