Back in January at CES 2019, TP-Link announced that the features of HomeKit would arrive at their Brand Kasa Smart Mini Plug, also known as TP-Link Smart Plug HS105 – the HomeKit variant which would have been the KIT HS105. This announcement was announced in addition to a new wave of products, including a video doorbell, a wireless outdoor camera and a new indoor camera, although only the smart plug should be compatible with HomeKit. As spotted by Redditor u / TravelingMeow on the HomeKit Subreddit, the bad news for those who bought one of these cards in anticipation of an update of HomeKit is that TP-link issued a statement to the contrary, stating that it would do so. "No support for Apple HomeKit". The complete but brief statement is below;
Due to changes to our roadmap, the Kasa Smart Plug Mini Smart Plug (HS105) will not support Apple HomeKit. Despite the change in direction for this specific benchmark, our team is committed to developing innovative smart home solutions that will continue to delight our customers around the world.
While this may surprise more than one, HomeKit enthusiasts have learned to prepare for the possibility that the promised support will be removed from a company 's program a few months later. Despite this, the Kas Smart Plug was by no means the cheapest connector on the market – and the crowded intelligent plug-in market – it gave hope to some that they could use it as a test for integration further product HomeKit. all the way. It goes without saying that HomeKit users still have many choices at their disposal. So it's not an easy task, but allowing companies to get back on their word in this way still does not inspire the confidence of many potential customers.