The Latest Smart Home News Revealed at IFA Berlin Trade Show on HomeKit Insider Podcast

Cupertino, September 12, 2023

On this week's episode of the HomeKit Insider podcast, we provide an overview of the recent IFA announcements and other smart home news.

HomeKit Insider This week there was a plethora of news from the Internationale Funkausstellung, the Berlin-based conference better known as IFA. At this European trade event, several new technical products were announced that will come onto the market in the coming months.

Philips Hue has entered the camera market with several wired and battery-powered options. They do not support HomeKit Secure Video, but do plan to support HomeKit once Matter expands to include cameras.

Then Eve has a few new products, including a wireless climate controller and also Eve Play - an AirPlay 2 receiver for wired speakers. The recently acquired smart home maker also announced Matter support for its MotionBlinds products.

Additionally, Aqara also has new gear, although not all of it may arrive in America. The new relay switch and the smart lock U200 were especially interesting.

Finally, Zagg, Belkin and Anker all had new Qi2 chargers. The upcoming iPhone 15 series is rumored to support this new wireless charging standard.

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