The Cupertino home automation platform born in 2014 but was quickly surpassed, in terms of compatible devices and users, by Amazon and Google: according to IDC forecasts, the success of HomeKit will arrive, albeit slowly, between now and 2023.
Also for the expected success of HomeKit, a key role of the Apple ecosystem is indicated, especially as regards the base of iOS devices and macOS installed, but it will not be the only driving factor. According to analysts, Apple services and its apps made available on non-Apple devices will also accelerate the adoption of HomeKit.
Recall that already at CES 2019 several televisions of the main brands were announced with AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support. LG has announced the arrival in Italy of its new OLED and NanoCell TVs with Airplay 2 and HomeKit: in this article you will find reports and photo galleries of the presentation that took place at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
In the market analysis of smart home devices, of which 1.56 billion units are expected by 2023, the dominant position of Amazon and Google emerges, also driven by the success of the economic speakers Amazon Echo and Google Home Mini. This compared to the significantly higher price requested instead for Apple HomePod, 349 dollars in the USA, but not yet available in our country. For the moment the arrival of a mini HomePod emerged in some rumors but so far nothing has materialized.
Sustained growth in smart home devices already expected later this year: IDC expects a double-digit jump of 26.9% to 832.7 million devices shipped by the end of 2019. In the quarter of December in the world market of Amazon smart speaker in the lead with 13.7% of the market, followed by Google with 11.5%, while Apple appears only at a distance with an estimated share of 1.6%.
In general, the two competing platforms are supported by numerous third-party devices, while the initial adoption of HomeKit seems to have been strongly slowed down by the stringent requirements required by Cupertino. More recently, however, it seems that Apple has made the procedure more streamlined, no longer requiring the presence of a proprietary chip for security and encryption, which can be managed via software.
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