Apple: HomeKit Smart Devices Won’t Be Delayed

Apple HomeKit Smart Devices Won't Be DelayedApple is laying down the law and setting the rumor mill straight.

Following a wave of unconfirmed reports indicating that Apple will be forced to delay the launch of HomeKit smart devices due to massive software component problems, we now know the opposite to be true.

On Thursday, the iDevice maker responded directly to the rumors.

“HomeKit [hardware certification] has been available for just a few months and we already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month,” said Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.

For its part, Apple has never said when HomeKit-compliant devices would start hitting the market, but one developer working with Apple on the platform had told Re/code earlier this year that new products would be ready in May or June.

And so based on that initial report, Apple will turn out to be right on time its plans for HomeKit.