New York (The Verge) — Apple files patent for a smart home system that could configure itself theverge.com/2020/2/13/2113….
Apple has filed a patent for a new smart home technology that could let the smart home configure itself. The patent also describes how this system could map the house and sense objects and people in it.
As Apple points out in the patent, there are a lot of good smart home devices and technologies available now. But it can be very challenging to actually configure those devices to make a fully integrated smart home, due to factors like different types of wireless protocols, connector types, incompatible devices between vendors, and more. Apple has patented a system that could make connecting all of your smart things easier by automatically detecting a new smart device, what room it’s in, and authenticating it for you to use. — Jay Peters/@verge