In this episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, your hosts dive into Amazon's failed acquisition of Roomba, which is SwitchBot's new hub and what homeOS could be used for. After months of scrutiny from regulators, Amazon has abandoned its latest prospective acquisition. The online retailer was set to own Roomba parent company iRobot, but has since given up after regulatory scrutiny made approval unlikely. Thanks to listener Siobhan, it appears Level has received Home Matter approval for its Level Lock+ smart lock with Home Key. The update isn't out yet, but seems likely sooner rather than later, after certification. Once again, Apple's unannounced operating system homeOS has been spotted in the latest beta version of tvOS 17.4. We speculate a bit about what this new operating system could be and whether it could point to a new smart home display. SwitchBot has a new hub, the Hub Mini. This new little hub connects to your SwitchBot devices via Bluetooth and bridges them to your Matter home. Finally, we look at the new update to the Wallflower app that gives you a smart home control panel that you can use on iPad or iPhone
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