HomeKit-compatible devices are one step closer to market

Apple HomeKit

Little has been heard about Apple’s HomeKit since its announcement this June at WWDC. According to Forbes, two chipmakers have begun shipping Apple-certified Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips to manufacturers, allowing them to begin building HomeKit-enabled devices.

“Everyone’s getting ready,” said Brian Bedrosian, senior director of embedded wireless in the mobile and wireless group at Broadcom. “Expect to see new product launches in the next cycle of product releases.”

Now, the next cycle of product releases could mean anything from six months to the next year, but the news is still a good sign for those interested in a smart home.

In related news, Apple will soon be hosting accessory makers at its annual MFi Summit. On the agenda this year is briefings related to HomeKit, iBeacon, Lightning headphones, and game controllers.