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.
On Monday, Apple announced the HomePod mini in new colors at the "Unleashed" event, in addition to new MacBooks and AirPods 3.
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.
As we were commissioning a new Shelly 1 earlier this week, we noticed the updated list of supported devices.
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.
If you own a HomeKit TV, you can use it 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.
With HomeLog, a new HomeKit app by Aaron Pearce has been available since this week.
Installed on iPhone, iPad or Mac, the app logs all HomeKit events and lets you better understand your smarthome.
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.
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.
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.
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