iOS 15.1 with new HomeKit triggers arrives tomorrow, new Yeelight Vision Pro Desk Lamp doesn't make it to Europe and more

Cupertino, January 8, 2022

Today we not only look back on an exciting week, but also venture a look into the week ahead, where Apple will also improve its own Home app with the release of iOS 15.1.

HomePod mini in new colors

On Monday, Apple announced the HomePod mini in new colors at the "Unleashed" event, in addition to new MacBooks and AirPods 3.

HomePod mini comes in more colors

Starting in November, Apple's speaker, which also serves as a home hub for HomeKit, will be available in blue, red and yellow in addition to space gray and white. Technically, however, nothing has changed.

More Shelly devices support HomeKit firmware

As we were commissioning a new Shelly 1 earlier this week, we noticed the updated list of supported devices.

Shelly: Install HomeKit Firmware "Over The Air

Meanwhile, a modified firmware can be installed on nine Shelly devices, which also lets the devices integrate with HomeKit. We have updated our step-by-step instructions accordingly.

Automation of the week: Using HomeKit TVs as triggers for automations

If you own a HomeKit TV, you can use it as a trigger for automations.

Using a HomeKit TV as a trigger for automations

In our latest Automation of the Week, we show you how to use your TV to automatically turn on the lights in the evening hours.

New app logs HomeKit events

With HomeLog, a new HomeKit app by Aaron Pearce has been available since this week.

HomeLog: App for logging HomeKit events launches.

Installed on iPhone, iPad or Mac, the app logs all HomeKit events and lets you better understand your smarthome.

Apple releases iOS 15.1 tomorrow with new triggers for automations

Tomorrow, Monday, Apple will release iOS 15.1 to all users. In addition to Share Play, ProRes support and the bug fix for unlocking with the Apple Watch, Apple is also giving its own Home app new triggers.

iOS 15.1 brings the under- or overrun of certain values as a trigger in Apple's Home app.

This means that starting tomorrow, falling below or exceeding certain values, such as temperature, humidity or air quality, can also be used as a trigger.

New Yeelight Vision Pro Desk Lamp does not come to Europe

With the Yeelight Vision Pro Desk Lamp, the Chinese manufacturer has an exciting HomeKit desk lamp in its lineup. Our colleagues from Homekit.Blog have already taken a closer look at the lamp.

New Yeelight Vision Pro Desk Lamp does not come to Europe

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