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Apple's rumored move into the smart home market may have been over-hyped. A report claims the company is simply looking to expand its certification program instead of launching a new platform.
Next week, Apple is expected to announce their vision for home-automation and as you would expect, iOS will be at the center of this platform if all things go according to their plan.